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February 18, 2010 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening.
posted by brundlefly (62 comments total) 83 users marked this as a favorite

 
http://5z8.info/dicksonparade_i3c6_myspace-of-sex, interesting.
posted by paisley henosis at 3:13 PM on February 18, 2010


It appears to have an agenda:

http://5z8.info/how-to-stop-immigration-for-good.pdf_s4y7_startdownload
posted by brundlefly at 3:13 PM on February 18, 2010


That's awesome. I have no idea what to use it for, but I will use it nonetheless.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:15 PM on February 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


Advice to Live By

http://5z8.info/hitler_q0m5_friendster-of-sex
posted by netbros at 3:16 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/bomb-plans_r1p3_taliban-meetup
posted by mazola at 3:18 PM on February 18, 2010 [15 favorites]


All the URLs should end in .exe.
posted by shii at 3:18 PM on February 18, 2010 [39 favorites]


I really enjoy this, but widespread usage will probably just lead to more actual phishing success.
posted by graventy at 3:23 PM on February 18, 2010


Babies with lasers, no.
This crap, yesss.
posted by june made him a gemini at 3:24 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/stalin-will-rise-again_e4r7_killgays
posted by pziemba at 3:24 PM on February 18, 2010


Metafilter url becomes:

http://5z8.info/back-to-africa_t5n1_dogs-being-eaten
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:27 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love this. A lot. thank you.
posted by theora55 at 3:32 PM on February 18, 2010


@graventy - How is this any more dangerous than using bit.ly or tiny.url? Or do you think people will accidentally click on links that ACTUALLY lead to a page about "how2print money orgy.avi"?
posted by rebent at 3:35 PM on February 18, 2010


I think graventy is saying that people would get used to seeing this stuff in URLs and associate it with this joke site instead of actual threats. However, I don't see widespread usage in this thing's future.

(Even if I did just submit a Tweetdeck feature request regarding it.)
posted by brundlefly at 3:37 PM on February 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


http://5z8.info/bomb-plans_r1p3_taliban-meetup

You ever get that not-so-sure-about-reality feeling that it might not be satire?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:37 PM on February 18, 2010


I am at W, so each of these links really was suspicious and terrifying to click on. It was the biggest thrill of the day.
posted by milestogo at 3:40 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/bomb-plans_r1p3_taliban-meetup

You ever get that not-so-sure-about-reality feeling that it might not be satire?


There's a URL that would merit an interesting conversation with the HR department. Or security. Or the FBI.
posted by zarq at 3:42 PM on February 18, 2010


Congrats brundlefly your URL was so scary that my at work browser blocked it. Posting from my nondogsex fearing iPhone.
posted by ExitPursuedByBear at 3:47 PM on February 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


http://5z8.info/how-to-build-a-bomb_c0v1_top-ten-vietnam-massacres
posted by signalnine at 3:48 PM on February 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Dammit, I was going to post this but got distracted by my day job.

does this mean my priorities are solid, or skewed?
posted by davejay at 3:50 PM on February 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was just reading the privacy thread and now I come in here and see everyone posting my bookmarks. What the hell is up Metafilter?
posted by Elmore at 3:53 PM on February 18, 2010 [16 favorites]


I typed in Metafilter and got...

http://5z8.info/craigslistblowjob_k1h3_myspace-of-sex

which makes the real Metafilter site upon arrival seem kinda disappointing.
posted by Liquidwolf at 3:58 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


http://5z8.info/cockdock.gif_v4q5_hack-outlook
posted by splice at 4:03 PM on February 18, 2010


I'm totally using this for all internal projects.
posted by Artw at 4:03 PM on February 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


http://5z8.info/hookers_u0t7_barely-legal
posted by porn in the woods at 4:04 PM on February 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is awesome.

Reminds me of John Stewart mentioning the O'Reilly interview... I'm paraphrasing:

"And Fox News will post the interview online. To see it go to foxnews.com slash cock nipple gay anal zoo ... dot... blogspot..."
posted by odinsdream at 4:10 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


www.clownpenis.fart
posted by griphus at 4:18 PM on February 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of John Stewart mentioning

AAAAAA! It's JON. JON. JON. /pedant

posted by hippybear at 4:19 PM on February 18, 2010 [5 favorites]


Who the hell is Jon Pedant?
posted by Elmore at 4:26 PM on February 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


http://5z8.info/nakedgrandmas.jpg_q6v1_the-most-dangerous-game
posted by bjgeiger at 4:28 PM on February 18, 2010 [9 favorites]


Which one of these links has the Interesting Comic From Japan (NSFW)?
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 4:29 PM on February 18, 2010


Awesome.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:39 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/enriched-uranium-supply_b8t3_super-nsfw
posted by brundlefly at 4:42 PM on February 18, 2010


This is fabulous. Beware, colleagues and FaceBook friends!
posted by Mister_A at 4:55 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/-----TAKE.TWITTER.LOGIN-----_j1d1_launchexe LOL
posted by idiopath at 4:56 PM on February 18, 2010


A slightly more useful tool which could allow you to pull the same tomfoolery, Krunchd, generates a single url for multiple links. It makes short work of sharing related things with others without the sloppy cut and paste-a-thon.
posted by mnmlst at 4:58 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/facebook-of-sex_b2b9_-49exploit-begin--
posted by brundlefly at 5:00 PM on February 18, 2010


Not really unique. You can do this with tinyurl too if you're creative: http://tinyurl.com/horsecock-gif-splashy-pants
posted by Rhomboid at 5:14 PM on February 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


http://5z8.info/like-a-rose-for-emily-but-real-and-on-camera_i3h8_banned-in-the-US

Hahaa! More memes need unexpected literary references.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 5:25 PM on February 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: MySpace of Sex
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:28 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/dogporn_w0z9_serbian-brides
posted by inconsequentialist at 5:34 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


holy crud I was just about to post this. lol yes. this is greatest thing ever.
posted by zenwerewolf at 5:39 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/nakedgrandmas.jpg_q6v1_the-most-dangerous-game

Yes, yes they are.
posted by MikeKD at 5:55 PM on February 18, 2010


http://goat.se/cx/
posted by MysteriousMan at 6:26 PM on February 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


I lawled every time.
posted by fuq at 6:55 PM on February 18, 2010


This is what URL truncation was made for. Thank you so much.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:12 PM on February 18, 2010


WTF, exactly what it says on the tin :(

http://5z8.info/foodporn_d2e7_foodporn
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:16 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


shii - I think you might be interested in this website called Metafilter.
posted by porpoise at 7:42 PM on February 18, 2010


brundlefly: "I think graventy is saying that people would get used to seeing this stuff in URLs and associate it with this joke site instead of actual threats. However, I don't see widespread usage in this thing's future."

Yeah, that's exactly it. Once everyone gets used to a random nonsense domain ala 5z8.info they'll be more likely to click the malicious domains that use the same style.

It's not that likely, I guess. And it won't stop me from sending my friends scary google links.
posted by graventy at 8:07 PM on February 18, 2010


Foiled again.
posted by qvantamon at 8:30 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


The thing that I like best is that unlike bit.ly and friends, you can put in the same URL multiple times and get out a different shady URL each time.

http://5z8.info/double-your-wang_e8r1_-----TAKE.TWITTER.LOGIN-----

http://5z8.info/freeanimalporn.com-start-download_r4i3_asian-brides

http://5z8.info/toosexyfortv.mov_s1p3_pornnow

http://5z8.info/protocols-of-the-elders-of-zion.doc_e9q5_?php start_GPS_tracking-user-?
posted by alms at 8:30 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/racist-message-board_s0b7_pornnow. Heh. I think I'm going to need to add this domain to the whitelist on our network webfilter software, or we're going to be going to get all sorts of odd complaints about blocked pages...
posted by ArkhanJG at 9:39 PM on February 18, 2010


http://5z8.info/white-power-rides-upon-stallions-unstoppable_n4s5_trojan

http://5z8.info/startphish_j5b7_how2pipebomb

http://5z8.info/malicious-cookie_w8h0_racist

This is too much fun!
posted by SisterHavana at 9:52 PM on February 18, 2010


"No, see, I thought it was this joke where you make something you want someone to click on say something they would never actually click on - like, something they'd be TOTALLY STUPID to click on!!"

"So you... did it anyway, and that's why you have uranium grandma unicorn bomb porn on your computer?"

DAMN YOU INTERNET.
have yet to click on a single link in this thread. too scared.
posted by prettaygood at 10:06 PM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


LOL, brilliant!

same here, prettaygood
posted by Xany at 11:29 PM on February 18, 2010


How come none of these purportedly scary URLs contain "gop.com"?
posted by maxwelton at 12:10 AM on February 19, 2010


http://5z8.info/bomb-plans_r1p3_taliban-meetup

Just clicked that on the open wifi in an airport OOPS. Oh, and am now posting same from same. Double oops?
posted by damehex at 12:38 AM on February 19, 2010


Does no one remember Lore Sjoberg's EvilUrl? That shit was awesome. Shame it's not working anymore.
posted by frecklefaerie at 4:41 AM on February 19, 2010


http://www.trashbat.co.ck
posted by snoktruix at 5:41 AM on February 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Finally a URL shortener I can get behind.
posted by brokeaspoke at 7:00 AM on February 19, 2010


Does no one remember Lore Sjoberg's EvilUrl? That shit was awesome. Shame it's not working anymore.

I vaguely remember it.

That site was extremely popular for about two days, and then traffic almost completely disappeared. Towards the end it was getting maybe 120 visits a day, so I just shut it down to give myself one less site to administer. Maybe if I was making it today maybe I could partner with someone making an evil Twitter client.
posted by lore at 7:06 AM on February 19, 2010 [5 favorites]


It's all fun and games until an admin at one of these url sites changes the links after you post them. Suddenly your taliban meetup link is really going to the taliban meetup site and the feds are velcro'ing their vests outside your door. Good luck trying to convince them the link previously went to a harmless site.
posted by Crash at 7:19 AM on February 19, 2010


Artw : I'm totally using this for all internal projects.

Oh hell yeah, I'm totally looking forward to that conversation as well;

"What do you mean you didn't see the page? Didn't you follow the cockgobbler-infected-racist.exe link I sent you? Look, we aren't going to get anything done around here if you are unwilling to do your job..."
posted by quin at 9:18 AM on February 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


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