[nycbug-talk] The Security Implications of URL Shortening Services

Kit Halsted lists at kithalsted.com
Sat Apr 4 04:13:32 EDT 2009

I hate them for the same reasons cited in the article. I tolerated  
them for a while, when I used Eudora for mail & many, many URLs were  
made stupidly long by some horrible IBM/Lotus dynamic server-side  
malware, but now URLs are mostly of a more reasonable length & most  
mail apps can parse even the absurdly long ones.

IMO, they are convenient evils to be tolerated at best.


On Apr 4, 2009, at 3:39 AM, Ray Lai wrote:

> http://unweary.com/2009/04/the-security-implications-of-url-shortening-services.html
> I post this because some people on this list (*ahem* George) love
> tinyurl. I never understood why there's so much love for these
> services. They introduce latency, obfuscate the target, and add a
> layer of dependency: tinyurl, believe it or not, may go down!
> Thoughts?
> -Ray-
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