We encounter short links daily.
Many platforms allow us to shorten URLs—making them easier and cleaner.
While mostly used in marketing departments, their application is often cast wider, causing security leaks along the way.
Focused on findings from an ongoing research project, this session will take an inside and in-depth look at the security (or lack thereof) of short links: what they are, what they do, what their intended use is, how they’re actually being used, and how uses of the tools have the potential to leak tons of sensitive data.
As the household name in link-shortening, bit.ly is a buffet for comprisable data.