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Typosquatting abuse of 500 most popular websites analyzed


Help Net Security - (International) Researchers with the University of Leuven in Belguim and Stony Brook University in the U.S. released a report on their research into typosquatting domains where attackers register domains for misspelled popular domains to attempt to capture traffic. The researchers found that half of all typosquatting domains can be traced back to four page hosters, and that 95 percent of the most popular domains are targeted by typosquatters, among other findings.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:11