ShadyURL – The Opposite Of URL Shorteners

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 2/21/2010 | | 4 Comments »

A couple of years back, there weren’t too many URL shorteners around. There was tinyURL and a few others. Situation today is different – there are hundreds of these services around, all focused on making long URLs shorter and easily readable. But have you heard about a URL ‘lengthener’? ShadyURL is one such service that does it. ShadyURL sure as hell wouldn’t shorten your URL. Instead, it’ll disguise your link as something malicious no one in their right mind would click. You heard correct, their tagline is “Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening”. If you need to see what generated URLs look like, few links we created are posted below:

ShadyURL

Original Link: http://www.filenetworks.net
ShadyURL: http://5z8.info/this_persons_account_has_been_hacked_t4x3l_taliban-meetup

Original Link: http://filenetworks.blogspot.com
ShadyURL: http://5z8.info/top-ten-vietnam-massacres_w3o3x_38--start.spamBot--this-ip--

Original Link: http://www.google.lk/
ShadyURL: http://5z8.info/ip-stealer_n6v1l_cockfights

Original Link: http://www.torrentleech.org/
ShadyURL: http://5z8.info/pirate-anything_e9m8q_getPersonalData-start

Original Link: http://thepiratebay.org/
ShadyURL : http://5z8.info/girlsgonewildpart1.wmv_s7x1x_titstitstitstits

FYI none of the above links contain any malware or some other crap. All ShadyURLs will redirect to the stated original site :p. If you want to actually make your URLs relatively shorter and look a little less menacing, ShadyURL has an option for that too. Just tick the ‘Shorten’ checkbox before generating the link.

[Click Here] to visit ShadyURL homepage.

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4 Comments

  1. silverxt // 2/21/2010 01:06:00 PM  

    http://5z8.info/bomb-plans_b0w8k_hack-outlook

  2. zoomby // 2/21/2010 09:42:00 PM  

    http://5z8.info/trojan_g4y8d_begin-bank-account-xfer

  3. Liudvikas // 2/22/2010 12:09:00 AM  

    Google Shortener: http://www.googleshortener.com/

  4. TEAM FILEnetworks // 2/22/2010 12:56:00 AM  

    @Liudvikas,
    Thanks. It's not affiliated with google but seems to be using goo.gl API to generate the links.