Death by Typo

When you visit a web site you goto frequently and it reacts differently, it may be a typo that’s sending you into to dangerous waters. Typosquatting is a popular method of trying to dupe the unaware. The scammers set up sites based on misspellings of common websites and use the “near-miss” destinations to host malware and phishing traps. Examples include googole dot com (notice the extra o) and youtue dot com (notice the missing b). Be alert for these types of sites to trick you into answering several questions to win a prize or prompting you for other information.

If you do happen to “fat finger” onto one of these, we suggest being on the safe side and use Ctrl-Alt-Del, go to task manager and kill the browser rather than clicking anywhere to try and close the session.


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