Short URL’s make it easy for sharing links on services like Twitter, Facebook etc., but there are very good chances that you ending up at a phishing site because you click on a shortend url’s without knowing its destination.
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If your on Google Chrome install ViewThru, that can expand short URLs and display the full URL as a tool tip over the short URL similar to URLTool Tip Firefox addon.It supports the following services bit.ly, cli.gs, ff.im, goo.gl, is.gd, nyti.ms, ow.ly, post.ly, su.pr and tinyurl.com
It also better to use Auto Redirect To Secure Login (https://) In Google Chrome along with ViewThru addon so that your communucations on 3rd party sites are secure.