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    Default Shortened URLS - how to decode for safer surfing

    Usually, you have no idea where a shortened url will lead until you've clicked on it - and unfortunately they're often used for malware attacks.

    Now there's a free online tool called 'Unshorten It' that decodes miniaturised URLs and shows the Web addresses they're hiding - which gives you a chance to decide whether to continue to that site or not before you've compromised your online security.

    Simply enter a URL at the web site and you will also be given a brief description of the destination page content and an estimated safety rating (using WOT ratings).

    Unshorten.It! - Unshorten that URL!

    Very neat!

    Last edited by Steph; 09-04-2012 at 02:50 AM.
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