Typosquatting – study reveals the real risks when you mistype a website’s name [VIDEO]

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Admit it. You’ve made mistakes when typing in the name of a website.

Your fingers fumble over each other, and before you know it you’re not on google.com but goole.com instead.

It’s an easy mistake to make and – inevitably – there are people waiting to take advantage of it.

Security expert Paul Ducklin has taken an indepth look at the scale and the risk of the typosquatting industry: registering misspellings of popular website domain names in an attempt to profit from typing mistakes…

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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