Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you’ve got clumsy fingers like me, occasionally you probably type the wrong the wrong address for a website.

For instance, today I wanted to visit Twitter but I accidentally typed in

twtter.com

instead.

Clearly this site has no qualms about using a Twitteresque colour scheme, or the familiar silhouette of the Twitter bird (who apparently is officially named “Larry”).

The webpage says that I have been especially selected to answer an anonymous questionnaire, and asks a couple of fairly harmless questions – are you male or female? how often do you tweet?

Of course, if you weren’t watching closely you might think that this is a genuine Twitter questionnaire, and if you really think you might…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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