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Spammers are using URL shorteners a lot more.

February 18, 2011

I have been seeing a lot of questionable referrers in my WordPress statistic. They obviously are coming from spammers and scammers. For the past week or so there are a lot of referrers using URL shortening services such as tinyurl.com, bit.ly, etc. I cautiously opened the links to confirm my suspicions and almost all of them are pointing to domains I have already blocked.

While the URL shortening services are very valuable, they are also easily abused by the unscrupulous.

 

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