According to Wikipedia, Typosquatting, “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.” This same technique can be used to bypass email protections and get malicious mail into mailboxes with domains that look like they are authentic.

To thwart typosquatting you may try acquiring as many of these look-alike domains as possible. But if you stop there, you may be leaving an opportunity available for these domains to be spoofed and used maliciously. …





George J Ficzeri

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