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Irongeek.com           Welcome to Irongeek.com, Adrian Crenshaw's Information Security site (along with a bit about weightlifting and other things that strike my fancy).  As I write articles and tutorials I will be posting them here. If you would like to republish one of the articles from this site
Publish At:2019-10-18 11:20 | Read:963 | Comments:0 | Tags:link

Obfuscated URLs, where is that link taking you?

What is a URL? A URL (uniform resource locator) is a pointer to a web resource (usually a site) and a mechanism to retrieve it. Most of the times when people use this term they will mean a clickable link to a website. URL shorteners URL shorteners were invented to enable users to post URLs in messages where they only have a (very) limited number of tokens to
Publish At:2015-09-10 17:40 | Read:4386 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert click encoded link Pieter Arntz search shor

The 4 Phishing Commandments – #3 Know Thy Link

So we know cybercriminals are targeting us on account of the abundance of personal information available on the internet (Post #1), and we can smell a bogus email address or domain name a mile away (Post #2), but what guidelines help us identify a rogue link when we see one? And what are common link–clicking pitfalls to avoid? Before diving into links, let’s
Publish At:2015-05-04 17:40 | Read:4457 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Uncategorized "Chat Phishing" "Spear Phishing" "wat


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