Find Out if Shortened URL is Safe or Not with URL Uncover

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URL Shortening services are really popular these days. It helps in making short URLs to share on Twitter or other social media websites. But it has also increased the security risks. Now days, cyber criminals use short URLs to hide their malicious links. And you cannot identify a malicious link just by looking at it. Most of the poplar URL shortening services like Goo.gl or bit.ly have ability to check and block malicious websites. But these websites also fail sometimes. And other less popular URL shortening services cannot detect malicious websites. So, there is always a risk of exposing yourself to various attacks by clicking on the link.

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To solve this problem, I found a nice web app URL Uncover. It takes the short URL and shows you the destination URL behind the shortened link. It also helps you to detect whether the link is safe or not by showing trust level.

Also Read: URL Shortening services that Pays to Short URLs

Use URL Uncover to See Destination URL Behind Shortened URL

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URL Uncover is really simple and easy to use. Just visit the website and then paste the short URL in the URL field.  Click on uncover button to check the target URL and its trust level. After clicking on the button, it lists destination URL Title, Description and trust level. It uses McAfee site advisor to tell the website trust level. Trust level helps you to check whether the website is safe to use of not. It also lists the screenshot of website to give an idea of website.

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Find Out if Shortened URL is Safe or Not with URL Uncover

It works with all URL shortening services available. It also boasts to be tested with more than 100 URL top URL shorteners.

Also Read: Quickly short URLs direct from browsers

There are few other similar kind of services are available that helps you to uncover a short URL. If you know any other similar kind service, share it with us via comments.

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About the Author: Deepanker

Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.