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Take Your Dog to Work Day 2017 - Parade
Parade
Friday, June 23 is Take Your Dog to Work Day. For some dog owners, it is the one day of the year when they can bring their dog to work with them. For other ...

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Branded Links: A Novel Way to Showcase Your Brand
HuffPost
While there are no shortage of URL shortening services to choose from, Rebrandly is unique in allowing users to register custom domains to display their brands or connect existing domains, as well as other useful shortening and retargeting services ...


International Business Times

Best Chrome Extensions To Help You At Work, Keep Organized
International Business Times
Working on your laptop or desktop at work can get hectic with all the open tabs and social media distractions, but there are some Chrome extensions that can help you out. onetab extension Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 5 The OneTab Chrome extension helps ...


Opensource.com

3 open source link shorteners
Opensource.com
They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their ...


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 ...


Infosecurity Magazine

Fancy Bear US Election Hackers Doctored Leaked Documents ...
Infosecurity Magazine
The Russian hackers behind the break-in at the DNC have been caught inserting fake information into stolen documents.

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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.


Hashed Out by The SSL Store™ (registration) (blog)

Britney Spear-Phishing: Malware, Instagram and Russia
Hashed Out by The SSL Store™ (registration) (blog)
In this case, Turla wrote a regex which turned the comment into a Bit.ly URL (a link shortening service). The Firefox extension would then visit the Bit.ly URL and be redirected to the C&C server. Once contact with the C&C server was established it ...
Turla's watering hole campaign: An updated Firefox extension abusing InstagramWe Live Security
Britney Spears' Instagram account used by Russian hackersUSA TODAY
Russian malware link hid in a comment on Britney Spears' InstagramEngadget

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Forbes

5 Reasons You Should Stop Shortening URLs
Forbes
A recent paper by Cornell Tech researcher Vitaly Shmatikov and independent researcher Martin Georgiev demonstrated that shortening URLs can have serious privacy consequences. Because shortened URLs are so short, they are vulnerable to brute-force ...

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ComputerworldUK

URL shortening – are these services now too big a security risk to use?
ComputerworldUK
Spammers and malware pushers are still heavily abusing URL shortening services, messaging security firm Cloudmark has reported in its 2015 annual security report (reg required). The popular Bit.ly service has recently become a particular favourite with ...