Computer viruses. In today’s society, it seems almost everyone will come across one at some point or another. Other than using a good antivirus program, there are some precautions you can take in order to minimize your risk.
One way that I have repeatedly seen malicious software be distributed is through Tinylinks. A Tinylink is where you take a long URL and shorten it using a tinylink service. The service can be quite helpful, however the Tinylink URL does not give any clues as to what the website it is leading to contains.
A handy tool for taking precautions when it comes to tinylinks is URLXray. This website can go ahead and check to see were a tinylink leads, before you click it. That way, you can find out if the link leads to an unsafe website before you click!
To use URLXray, simply visit the website, copy/paste the tinylink into the space provided and then hit enter. The website will then search the link and let you know where it leads!