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Re: [Full-disclosure] Surge in Skype Spam activity

From: Nick FitzGerald <nick_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 11 2010 - 14:02:06 GMT
To: full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk


dramacrat wrote:

> hmmmm, shall I click a tinyurl coming from a f-d poster?
>
> n/n, pick one
>
> this is email, not twitter. if you're sharing a legitimate link, there's no
> reason not to directly link to it.

Whilst I agree entirely with these sentiments, at least tinyurl has a (I thought well-known) "preview" option that does not require a browser plugin -- simply prefix the tinyurl.com domain name with the "preview" sub-domain and instead of auto-redirecting you tinyurl will tell you the redirection URL.

Also, is using a commandline URL grabber like curl or wget to see the 301 redirect terget really that difficult for a 1337 F-D hax0r such as yourself?

FWIW, the target URL is:

   http://securityextension.com/securitylab

which really doesn't seem worth the effort of shortening...

Regards,

Nick FitzGerald



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