Links In Posts

 

I know some links to articles and other web pages can sometimes be rather long. Some users like to use "Tiny URL" (or others) in their posts.

Here's the problem:

Many companies (such as where I work) have "Blocked" access to these "Re-directing" sites, because scammers and industrial spies use the site to hide where you are being re-directed to. If you worked at a Government office or a Defense contractor, would you click on a link that was in China, Russia, Iran or some other foreign country? I think NOT! Can't see where you're really headed to when it's a site that re-directs you instantly. Not saying that anyone here would do that, but it does happen in "Phishing" emails. Don't know how many times I've clicked on a link on a web page and wound-up someplace I did not want to be. Hence, a good firewall program.

Jim put a lot of work into the software at POI-Factory so that long URLs would be "wrapped" in the posts. So use the real "Link" so that some of us can see the article while we are at lunch at work. TIA

Anyone else here have this problem at work?

--
Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

.

This won't help you at work, but there are ways to preview certain links

http://security.thejoshmeister.com/2009/04/how-to-preview-sh...

Helpful

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

This won't help you at work, but there are ways to preview certain links

http://security.thejoshmeister.com/2009/04/how-to-preview-shortened-urls-tinyurl.html

That's extremely helpful info.

Thanks,

--
Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Use a proxy

I had a problem once, and found I could use a public proxy.

http://hidemyass.com/

From that webpage, you can enter the website you want to go to.

It worked for me but I haven't had to use it is a couple of years.

--
Garmin Nuvi 2450