23 Dec '13, 5am

PC World: "Typos online aren't just a hassle, they're a hazard"

PC World: "Typos online aren't just a hassle, they're a hazard"

PC World: “Typos online aren’t just a hassle, they’re a hazard” 2013 December 23 by Raymond Hackney Follow @TheDomains (Image credit: Shutterstock) PC World did a story today on typos, they went on to look at the problems that typos cause as they are still being used by scammers and other shady online websites. They looked at at data from High Tech Bridge and how many typo domains were registered by people trying to pass themselves off as Anti Virus companies. Interestingly 107 domains were regged by the firms themselves to protect against phishing attempts. From the article: Typosquatting is one of the oldest Internet security problems and yet the average lifespan of a criminal domain turned out to be an astonishing 1181 days or more than three years. Squatted domains are being kept on a shorter leash, surviving only 431 days. What, us worry? The most popular registrars f...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/12/23/pc-world-typos-onlin...

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