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LinkScanner checks links for validity

I was pondering the other day about how I had no way to pre-check links to see if they were malicious, then I saw LinkScanner. Alright, I wasn't thinking that, but it is a nice story. I realize it is a bit impractical to use LinkScanner to check every link you click on, in fact it is downright impossible and dumb. There are no guarantees that LinkScanner will save you from malware anyway, but it is a good tool to check links, especially ones that look suspicious. The service will check-out the link on their servers, I imagine in some sort of sand-boxed environment. LinkScanner will return the exploits that exist on the site for you, so you know before you go.

[Via Security Fix]

Tags: link, scanner, security