Blog Posts Tagged with "URL Shortener"


Symantec: Spammers Creating Fake URL Shorteners

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“With legitimate URL-shortening services attempting to tackle abuse more seriously, spammers seem to be experimenting with ways to establish their own services to better avoid disruption... We expect spammers to continue abusing them..."

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Federal Cyber Security and Short URL Vulnerabilities

January 24, 2011 Added by:Jon Stout

This threat is particularly dangerous to government networks where there are large, interrelated networks that are critical to defense and infrastructure networks. As more and more government works use Twitter and other social networks, destructive malicious activity will increase...

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Spam is Down But New Scam Methods Will Be Up

January 18, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

Is your email inbox suddenly a little leaner? Less Viagra and Penny Stock emails getting through? It's all a great sign for the war against spam, but experts are worried that since criminals go where the action is, they are just up to new tricks...

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DDoS Attacks Possible via URL Shortener

December 22, 2010 Added by:Headlines

"My implementation of this attack is, at best, a hack job, but was merely meant to illustrate how easy it is to actually implement, how simple it is to launch a DDoS simply by getting people to follow a link, and how seriously our reliance on URL shorteners can affect security..."

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