Bit.ly gets extra protection from Sophos, Twitterers rejoice
Touching the world (by just their fingernails) that geeks live in — that which is protected by not running a crappy operating system in the first place and/or having proper protection from firewalls, anti-virus, anti-phishing and other standard filters — they can now rest assured that Sophos web site scanning is now a part of bit.ly’s arsenal of tools used to stop people visiting shabby (even dangerous) web sites.
It doesn’t (yet) stop you from being Rickrolled.
Other partners being added include VeriSign’s iDefense IP and Websense’s Threatseeker Cloud service.
So, if you do fancy spreading a bit of malware to your mates, you’d better use a different URL shortener instead.
Or just email them.
Photo credit: Matt Honan