Chrome and Firefox make Bit.ly malicious page
While Bit.ly links work perfectly on Safari and Internet Explorer, blocking seems to be currently only visible on Firefox and Chrome .
Google says himself: “Malicious individuals currently at work on the bit.ly site may try to install malicious programs on your Mac in order to retrieve your information (eg, photos, passwords, messages and credit card numbers) without your authorization, or delete ” .
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Google added that 91,854 pages were tested on the site over the past three months, and 669 resulted downloading and installing malware without the user’s permission . This includes 200 trojan (s), 185 exploit (s), 152 scripting exploit (s)
Bit.ly has yet to release the cause of these blockages. Unfortunately, while one might think that if the blockage was only Chrome could have been an overzealous Google, since this also affects Firefox, far suggests that the problem could be serious side Bitly . This could be related to a higher than usual malicious sites that use Bit.ly links to trick users number.
Anyway, Bit.ly will have to act quickly to prevent everybody to fear when they click a link from the social networks.