With the rise of Twitter, we’ve also seen the rise of link shorteners (standard URLS take up too many characters). The king of the link shorteners right now is bit.ly, which is the default shortener on Twitter and accounts for more than 75 percent of all short URLs on the service. Every month, bit.ly shortens about 1 billion links. For spammers, that’s one huge honey jar.
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The ever increasing popularity and usage of social networking sites, blogs, and instant messaging services in the workplace–while beneficial in many cases–is the cause of many security concerns for IT and security specialists. Human mistakes, such as disclosing private information through these portals and accepting malicious content via file transfers, coupled with newly enacted regulatory… → Read More