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TwitSweeper blocks Malware and Spam with new tool

TwitSweeper — the leading software for detecting spam and malware in Twitter accounts — now detects malware, spam and phishing sites associated with certain shortened URLs. This is a growing problem as Twitter clients use Bit.ly, TinyURL and many other custom white-label shorteners like amzn.to, binged.it, cs.pn, huff.to, natpo.st, ning.it, nyti.ms, on.cnn.com, onion.com, oreil.ly, pep.si, rww.to, […]

Bit.ly Fighting Spam, Scams & Malware

Bit.ly, the popular URL-shortening service and the default shortener on Twitter, announced that it is enhancing its ability to detect spam, scams, phishing and malware in an effort to disable any such bit.ly shortened URLs.