ZoneAlarm Now Treats tinyurl.com as Spy Site

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My copy of ZoneAlarm, running under MCE2005, has recently
started to block tinyurl.com as a spy site. Previously
it allowed normal access. Is this modified behaviour now
normal and justifiable or have I got a problem with my
system? If the latter, advice would be welcome.

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Dick K

Re: ZoneAlarm Now Treats tinyurl.com as Spy Site

On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 10:22:07 +0000, Dick K wrote:

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The very name 'Zonealarm' is all you need to know. You have the solution,
or do you let that application control what you are allowed to do?

Re: ZoneAlarm Now Treats tinyurl.com as Spy Site

Dick K wrote:
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No problem with the free version running winxp. I use www.tinyurl.com
from time to time.
Dave Cohen

Re: ZoneAlarm Now Treats tinyurl.com as Spy Site

Dave Cohen wrote:
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Thanks for the reply. At least I now know that it's not a general
problem, I can only find one very old reference suggesting that
tinyurl might be unsafe:

http://users.tns.net/~skingery/weblog/2004/10/tinyurlcom-spyware.html

Absent any explanation I guess I'll just have hope for the best,
override the block in ZoneAlarm and write this off as one of those
inexplicable events which plague Windows from time to time.

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Re: ZoneAlarm Now Treats tinyurl.com as Spy Site


Dave Cohen;3591581 Wrote:
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(http://www.gigglecomputer.com/2008/12/battle-between-short-link-vs-long-link.html )
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You can now preview the real link behind "tinyurl" link by typing
*preview* at the beginning of the link (http://tinyurl/techarena.in -->
http://preview.tinyurl/techarena.in ) or install Long Url Please
extension on Firefox. It will automatically convert all short urls to
real urls.


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Re: ZoneAlarm Now Treats tinyurl.com as Spy Site

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You forgot the required TLDs in your links.

   http://preview.tinyurl.com/techarena.in

..which still doesn't work.  And adding "preview." to the links is very
old news.

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