Bitly finally starts taking privacy seriously

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I’ve been ranting about Bitly for years! The ubiquitous link shortener had an interesting “feature” – add a + to the end of the URl and you could see all the statistics for the link. How many clicks, referers, location of users. Here’s a blog post I wrote about it way back in 2011. I…

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Anatomy of an Amazon Phishing Attack

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Phishing is the devious practice of tricking users into giving away their usernames and passwords to fraudulent sites. It is big business, and the best defence against it is constant vigilance. I’m going to walk you, step-by-step, through a scam that targetted me today. Along the way we’ll see how to avoid falling prey to…

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