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We’re all familiar with services which shorten URLs, right? For example this typical short URL links to this article. Some suspect that short URL’s mask links to bad sites — phishing, malware, link poisoning or worse.

So what would be the upside of masking an innocent website with a shady URL? Beats me, but here’s how you do it. Copy-paste your innocent link into a field at and see it converted into something suspicious like:–INITIATE-CREDIT-CARD-XFER–_t4y2y_the-most-dangerous-game.

Go on, I dare you to click the link!