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[liberationtech] Stanford Bitly Enterprise Account

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Nov 16 06:23:39 PST 2012


On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 09:18:42AM -0500, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
> Is there any benefit other than an aesthetic one? Centralizing all URLs

There is absolutely no benefit. You add an additional
point of failure, remove useful information encoded in
the URL and in general encourage potentially high-value
targets to trigger a malware trap. 

My personal policy is to never access any shortened URLs.
Yours should be, too.

> under a single authority and then obfuscating them doesn't sound like a
> particularly great idea...

My point precisely.



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