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  • Analysis questions threat posed by URL shorteners

    Concern over the danger of shortened URLs may be overblown, according to a report released on Wednesday by a researcher with security firm Zscaler.
    Further, a New Zealand-made URL shortener cited as contributing to the problem in late February appears nowhere in Zscaler's analysis

  • Kiwi URL shortener cited in Twitter spam torrent

    URL shortening services, including New Zealand developed Hurl.ws, are being used for the latest wave of Twitter spam.
    Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at security company Sophos says social networking services were starting to take phishing more seriously but are well behind web-based email services like Hotmail and Gmail. While those sites often filter messages and links, social networking sites are only just beginning to do so.

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