Typosquatting is a malicious practice where cybercriminals register domain names that are similar to popular websites but contain typographical errors. The goal is to deceive users into visiting these fake websites and potentially steal sensitive information, distribute malware, or perpetrate other fraudulent activities.
Typosquatting relies on the likelihood that users will make typing mistakes while entering website addresses. Cybercriminals employ various tactics to increase the chances of capturing their victims, such as:
There are several types of typosquatting, each with its own unique approach:
To protect against typosquatting, individuals and organizations can implement the following measures:
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