A client sent me a shortened link via Skype this evening which looked suspicious. This got me to look around to see if there were tools that could verify if shortened were safe. I found two useful tools for this.
- CheckShortURL. This online tool will automatically expand a shortened link so that you can verify if the link is dubious or a real link. http://checkshorturl.com/
- Online Link Scan. This online tool will scan links for viruses, malware, spyware and trojans by checking the link against a number of scanning tools. http://onlinelinkscan.com/