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Weird links in YouTube comments

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#1 JimmyRiddle


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

Noticed a lot of links pop up in comments on my vids that start  "https:/youtu.be.." are these examples of phishing scams / virus'? 


​I got one via my YT account that had a normal youtube video at the destination, and when I searched for the artist separately  it was the correct one and he has a bunch of them. Just a guitarist playing demos of his songs, nothing out of ordinary and no attempt at capturing information. Just appears to be a guy trying to get his music viewed. But the address link looks shady to me, and now not sure if by clicking it I endangered myself.


Is this a cause for concern? 

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

never trust anything from youtube

#3 Didier Stevens

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

These are valid YouTube links.


The youtu domain is registered under top level domain .be (country: Belgium) and points to Google's name servers.


Here you can find whois data:



As you can see the registrar is MarkMonitor. That company is used by large corporations like Google.


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