Spam sucks. That’s why we’ll be integrating three new services over the next few weeks, to extend the current spam and malware protection we offer to our users.
The first is VeriSign’s iDefense IP reputation service. The iDefense system is focused on detecting and defeating malware. The iDefense blacklist includes URLs, domains, and IP addresses which host exploits, malicious code, command and control servers, drop sites and other nefarious activity.
The second is the Websense Threatseeker Cloud service, which we’ll be adding to our arsenal of anti-spam tools. Websense will analyze the web content behind bit.ly links in real time, using heuristic tools and reputation data to flag spammy URLs, malicious content and phishing sites.
The third is Sophos, an innovative security service whose behavioral-analysis technology goes beyond blacklists, to proactively detect spam and malware.
We’re delighted to working with best-in-class partners like VeriSign, Websense and Sophos.
The team here at bit.ly remains committed to transparency. If you’re concerned about any given bit.ly link, you can add a “+” sign to the end of the URL to see more information about it, or download our preview plug-in.
Our team of community volunteers offers another layer of protection. As always, you can flag spam to their attention by writing to email@example.com years ago