Blog Posts - Typosquatting

Doppelganger Domain Attack

Domain typo-squatting is commonly used to spread malware to users whom accidentally misspell a legitimate domain in their web browser. A new type of domain typo-squatting takes advantage of an omission instead of a misspelling. A Doppelganger Domain...
by insecure on Sep 25, 2011

Missing dots from email addresses opens 20GB data leak

Security researchers have captured 120,000 emails intended for Fortune 500 companies by exploiting a basic typo. The emails included trade secrets, business invoices, personal information about employees, network diagrams and passwords. Researchers P...
by Social Media Blog on Sep 12, 2011

The New Threat of Typosquatting (Misspelled Brands) in Social Media

A recent tweet by Andrew Nystrom of RedBull brought attention to a growing trend we've noticed in Social Media sites such as Twitter and Facebook -- that of Typosquatting. Typosquatting is a form of brandjacking/cybersquatting in which someone regist...
by Barry Wise, NJ SEO on Sep 14, 2010

Google May Earn $500,000,000 On Typosquatting – Yearly!

A new report done by two Harvard scientists reveals that Google may earn up to 500 million dollars a year because of typosquatting. Typosquatting is what they call it when somebody on purpose registers a domain that looks a lot like something else, l...
by ApplePatio on Feb 18, 2010

Typosquatting - Cuidado con los errores tipográficos en las urls

Muchos usuarios de Internet no tienen la costumbre de guardar las direcciones de las páginas y sitios web que visitan con alta frecuencia en el menú de Favoritos o Marcadores de su navegador (Internet Explorer o Mozilla Firefox, por ejemplo). Por...
by el Tijuil on Jan 19, 2010

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