Select Page, the URL-shortening service that sees much use by the Twittering set, has announced that it will begin checking shortened links with input from Sophos, Verisign and Websense. The service generates 40 million shortened URLs per day.

Malicious operators have been using shortened links to disguise the URLs of malicious sites that download malcode or are used in spam or phishing schemes. filtering is expected to be in place by the end of the year.

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Tom Kelchner