I could hardly believe this video below. How could this completely obvious redirect flaw still be in play, thanks to the lazy behavior of the various social networks out there? YouTube, Digg, Reddit? All of these have proven to fool otherwise tech savvy computer enthusiasts. Click a URL for “YouTube” and find yourself being phished. Watch the video — all of it.
Here’s what is really frightening: no one seriously looks closely at the URLs we click on from social networks. While some of us might be wary of URL shorteners, how many of us really pay attention to what we’re clicking on at Digg or Reddit? Not many…
Worse is that these sites state the link provided goes to YouTube. Now that is just scary and needs to be addressed. The funny part though is that this exploit is NOT new. Reddit and Digg, let’s address this as, clearly, Google’s YouTube is not.
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