Tuesday, April 14, 2009

tinyurl No Longer Breaks My Security Model

At least, not on my Android phone. I've just released Check Redirect on the Android Market (for free, of course), which intercepts view intentions on links, and if the link is a tiny url of some sort (the list of intercepted hosts is configurable) it pops up a dialog letting you know where the link redirects to, and asks if you wish to follow the link.

And when I'm using Linux instead of my phone, I found an extension for firefox which does a similar thing. I can't remember what it was called though.

2 comments:

TGM said...

I remember earlier Netscape/Firefox releases would do this... is there not anything in about:config to switch URL redirect alerts on?

datenkrieger said...

you can also enable previews using cookies via http://tinyurl.com/preview.php