[time-nuts] SOPHOS discussion of GPS jamming and eLoran

jim stephens jwsmail at jwsss.com
Wed Aug 9 04:23:42 EDT 2017

On 8/9/2017 12:15 AM, Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Dave B via time-nuts wrote:
>> Or...
>> http://bit.ly/2hGKTgX    That goes to:-
> There are 2 problems I see with this kind of link:
> 1.) A user doesn't see where the link takes him before he has clicked on
> the link, so he can easily be taken to a "bad" web site.
Bitly has a feature to preview the link destination.
For example, for http://bit.ly/2hGKTgX add a plus character 

You get this information with the + version of the link:

Cyberattacks on GPS leave ships sailing in dangerous waters – Naked Security


Info copied from Bit.ly web site FAQ.

  There were some "preview shortened link" sites, but you'd have to 
trust one of those to use that approach.

When I have a link like this I wish to expand, I use linux command line 
/ curses browser lynx.  No way to infect anything with it, and view all 
the indirections as they pop up.

I agree, I seldom bother with the current malware / security 
environment, better to do that than risk it.  And I always tell anyone 
who asks me for advise as you do, skip it, unless you really know what 
you are doing, or you will get pawned.


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