Typosquatting - Misspelling that favorite domain name can cost you

Don’t assume that an incorrect URL will result in an error message - because that’s the evil genius of typosquatting.

Typosquatting, also called a sting site, is a form of cybersquatting, and possibly brandjacking which relies on mistakes such as typos made by Internet users when inputting a website address into a web browser. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led to any URL (including an alternative website owned by a cybersquatter)

Typosquatting has been around for years. Just one wrong keystroke could send you to a typosquatter’s look-alike site that can install malware, steal sensitive personal and financial information, or even lock up your computer.

Knowing how to spot a fraudulent website or ad can protect your personal and work identity.
One key indicator of a fake site or ad is a misspelled URL or name.

Eg.Faecbook.com, apple.om, paypal-support.website, glthub.website

:warning:Be wary of links found in social media posts: They can often lead to typosquatters.

Selorm Butsor Gamenyah
AIE TECH WORLD
Visit us : http://www.aietechworld.com

In other words, this is PHARMING! Majority of internet users have no idea about stuffs like this. People get dubbed every time because their web traffic has been redirected to the attackers website. It is said that the biggest vulnerability of a computer system is the end user. Hope we do our best to stay sharp at all times.

1 Like