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5 reasons you should always shorten a URL
Vanguard
This is why URL shorteners like bit.ly and TinyURL came on board. However, some people don't use because they are probably not aware of it or they think it is a waste of time. If you are one of those who is yet to join the URL shortening bandwagon ...


Quartz

Russia's election hack confirms we need to rethink URL shorteners
Quartz
According to the report, deceptive shortened links were heavily used by at least one of the two Russian groups that stole DNC emails. This is mainly because link shorteners, such as Bit.ly or Google, obscure the real URL of the target website. In other ...


Hernando Sun

Lessons learned from the Podesta email hack | Hernando Sun
Hernando Sun
The hacking of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's email provided a lesson for us all. It was an amazingly simple phishing email that caused his ...

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VICE News

Strong evidence for Russia's U.S. election interference was already ...
VICE News
On Friday afternoon, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a declassified report that found Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated an ...
Was It a 400-Pound, 14-Year-Old Hacker, or Russia? Here's Some ...New York Times

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Salon

Down the rabbit hole: Government's first report on Russia and DNC is woefully inadequate
Salon
According to researchers at the private-sector firm SecureWorks, the link Podesta apparently clicked was created via a public URL-shortening service account on the website Bitly. SecureWorks researchers were able to determine that the Bitly account in ...
Grizzly Steppe - US-CERTUS-CERT

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Motherboard

British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents
Motherboard
A now-defunct free URL shortening service—lurl.me—was set up by GCHQ that enabled social media signals intelligence. Lurl.me was used on Twitter and other social media platforms for the dissemination of pro-revolution messages in the Middle East.


News & Observer

Not all cybersecurity experts believe US allegations of Russian hacking
News & Observer
The bait that the hackers used, which turned up in one of the WikiLeaks emails, shows that the perpetrators used a special program to shorten the URL, or web address, to their diversionary site. That URL shortening program is called bit.ly. The hackers ...
Feds' Damning Report on Russian Election Hack Won't Convince SkepticsWIRED
Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections - ODNIODNI

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Big data expert Hilary Mason on 3 ways to create a data-driven culture
Medical Marketing and Media
Hilary Mason has been described as a big data rock star. The former chief data scientist for URL-shortening outfit Bitly and data scientist in residence at.

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Forbes

5 Reasons You Should Stop Shortening URLs - Forbes
Forbes
A recent paper by Cornell Tech researcher Vitaly Shmatikov and independent researcher Martin Georgiev demonstrated that shortening URLs can have serious ...

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Socpedia

Two New Version of the “MM Core” Trojan Being Used to Target the ...
Socpedia
First discovered several years ago, updated versions of the MM Core APT malware are being used to attack organizations in the United States, Central Asia, ...

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