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Hackers unleash smart Twitter phishing tool that snags two in three users

Wade Burchette Silver badge

There can be a simple fix

Twitter can intercept all hyperlinks and provide a warning page with the resolved shortlink. Something along the lines of "You are now leaving Twitter and being redirected to <<full hyperlink here>>." If the shortlink is from a source that will not let Twitter resolves it, provide an additional warning: "We could not resolve the shortlink to the full hyperlink. Scammers and malware creators often used dodgy shortlinks. Proceed at your own risk."

It would need to be better worded, but you get the idea.

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