Researchers show that short URLs are vulnerable to brute-force attacks, as they offer a wealth of personal information.
Short URLs are used daily by millions of people, as these short hyperlinks are now part of the landscape of the web. But they are not immune to security concerns. Martin Georgiev and Vitaly Shmatikov, a researcher at Cornell University Tech, found that shortened URLs are developed on a predictable syntax that can be searched and identified to attempt a personal data theft. Short links are a combination of domain names and a mixture of 5 or 7 digits token, which we can say a congenital weakness.