Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

14.Sep.2021

You're browsing social media and feel tempted to click on a link from one of your friends. Before you do, ask yourself: What's the worst that could happen if I didn't click? If it's a phishing link or a malicious website, don't risk it!

Here's how to reveal the full URL behind a shortened link:

 

tinyurl.com. Between the "http://" and the "tinyurl," add preview.

Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn7xnzu

bit.ly. At the end of the URL, type a + sign.

Example: http://bit.ly/2lgPesi+

goo.gl. At the end of the URL, type a + sign after on . Example: https://goo.gl/vLfoaW+

Use a URL checker Web sites like VirusTotal or Tranparency Toolkit let you enter URLs and see if they're malicious or not.

 

__NOW YOU CAN COPY THE TEXT TO CREATE A NEW ARTICLE_ Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

 

You're browsing social media and feel tempted to click on a link from one of your friends. Before you do, ask yourself: What's the worst that could happen if I didn't click? If it's a phishing link or a malicious website, don't risk it! Here's how to reveal the full URL behind a shortened link:

 

tinyurl.com: Between the "http://" and the "tinyurl," add preview. Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn7xnzu

bit.ly: At the end of the URL, type a + sign . Example: http://bit.ly/2lgPesi+

goo.gl: At the end of the URL, type a + sign after on . Example: https://goo.gl/vLfoaW+

Use a URL checker Web sites like VirusTotal or Tranparency Toolkit let you enter URLs and see if they're malicious or not. __END OF THE__NEW ARTICLE TEXT__

 

After you have created your new article text with the background information, save it as a draft to avoid publishing before proofreading. Proofread for spelling, grammar errors, capitalization issues, punctuation errors, wordiness/sentence structure problems, overuse of "scare quotes," etc., and make any edits necessary before publishing to an audience. Remember that this same process can be used for future articles, so your best work can live on. Be careful not to plagiarize! Never copy and paste text from another source into your draft; always reference the original author in-text (and properly) or use quotation marks around direct quotes. You may also want to cite the original article as a source at the end of your finished product.

 

Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

You're browsing social media and feel tempted to click on a link from one of your friends. Before you do, ask yourself: What's the worst that could happen if I didn't click? If it's a phishing link or a malicious website, don't risk it! Here's how to reveal the full URL behind a shortened link:

tinyurl.com: Between the "http://" and the "tinyurl," add preview. Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn7xnzu

bit.ly: At the end of the URL, type a + sign . Example: http://bit.ly/2lgPesi+

goo.gl: At the end of the URL, type a + sign after on . Example: https://goo.gl/vLfoaW+

Use a URL checker Web sites like VirusTotal or Tranparency Toolkit let you enter URLs and see if they're malicious or not. __NOW YOU CAN COPY THE TEXT TO CREATE A NEW ARTICLE_ Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

 

You're browsing social media and feel tempted to click on a link from one of your friends. Before you do, ask yourself: What's the worst that could happen if I didn't click? If it's a phishing link or a malicious website, don't risk it! Here's how to reveal the full URL behind a shortened link:

 

 

 

 

tinyurl.com: Between the "http://" and the "tinyurl," add preview. Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn7xnzu

bit.ly: At the end of the URL, type a + sign . Example: http://bit.ly/2lgPesi+

goo.gl: At the end of the URL, type a + sign after on . Example: https://goo.gl/vLfoaW+

Use a URL checker Web sites like VirusTotal or Tranparency Toolkit let you enter URLs and see if they're malicious or not. __END OF THE__NEW ARTICLE TEXT__

After you have created your new article text with the background information, save it as a draft to avoid publishing before proofreading. Proofread for spelling, grammar errors, capitalization issues, punctuation errors, wordiness/sentence structure problems, overuse of "scare quotes," etc., and make any edits necessary before publishing to an audience. Remember that this same process can be used for future articles, so your best work can live on. Be careful not to plagiarize! Never copy and paste text from another source into your draft; always reference the original author in-text (and properly) or use quotation marks around direct quotes. You may also want to cite the original article as a source at the end of your finished product.

 

Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

You're browsing social media and feel tempted to click on a link from one of your friends. Before you do, ask yourself: What's the worst that could happen if I didn't click? If it's a phishing link or a malicious website, don't risk it! Here's how to reveal the full URL behind a shortened link:

tinyurl.com. Between the "http://" and the "tinyurl," type preview. Example: http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn7xnzu

bit.ly. At the end of the URL, type a + sign . Example: http://bit.ly/2lgPesi+

goo.gl. At the end of the URL, type a + sign . Example: https://goo.gl/vLfoaW+

Use a URL checker Web sites like VirusTotal or Tranparency Toolkit let you enter URLs and see if they're malicious or not. __ARTICLE TEXT__

Before You Click, Reveal Full URLs

You're browsing social media and feel tempted to click on a link from one of your friends. Before you do, ask yourself: What's the worst that could happen if I didn't click? If it's a phishing link or a malicious website, don't risk it! Here's how to reveal the full URL behind a shortened link:

tinyurl.com.

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