Thanks to Twitter and Facebook, shortened Web addresses, also called shortened URLs, are everywhere. They’re good for saving space in posts, but bad for security.
Hackers and scammers love to hide malicious downloads and websites behind these generic URLs and say they’re something else. You won’t even know where you’re going until you click.
What you need is something that tells you what’s really hiding in there, and there’s now a pair of browser extensions that do just that.
With Long URL Please on Firefox and Long URL on Chrome, you will never have to see a shortened URL ever again. You’ll only see the underlying link so you know where you’re going before you click.
You can use these add-ons whether you’re a PC or a Mac user, it just depends on your browser. Don’t know what browser you have? Click here to find out.
There are four browsers that have Long URL support. Click on yours from the list below: