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