Unlike popular belief, short links on Twitter aren’t malicious

Twitter recently announced that it has implemented a new security system to scan all URLs posted in tweets to protect users from malicious sites. This follows a similar announcement from bit.ly in November 2009. The key to protecting end users, is real-time scanning of both the URL and the content. Only 0.06% of all the links scanned represented a security risk. It is actually much safer to follow link s from Twitter that from some search results on Google.com that from search results.

Source: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2010/03/31/unlike-popular-belief-short-links-on-twitter-arent-malicious/

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