How to Avoid Spam in Shortened URLs

BY ASTRID CHITOU

With all the phishing scams and links that redirect you to undesired content, one ought to be a little bit more careful, especially with the shortened URLs. Enter URL Uncover which is a website that enables you to verify the nature of the shortened link, providing keywords, title and a threat alert to keep you away from any possible malware. This web tool would would get a 5 stars from me if it actually included a browser add-on. In a world where we are constantly trying to get things done quicker, it feels as if this utility is lacking a little on that end.

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