Typosquatting, also known as URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting (sitting on sites under someone else’s brand or copyright) that targets Internet users who incorrectly type a website address into their web browser (e.g., “Gooogle.com” instead of “Google.com”)
What is a hijacked URL?
Is Domain Squatting Illegal?
What is URL Hijacking?
Suppose, you were trying to type www.abcd.com on the address bar of your browser, but you typed it incorrectly as www.abd.com which leads you to a different website.
However, this website showcases similar products and services (at times different too) as of the intended website.
How to Save yourself from Typosquatting?
Ensure that your computer and mobile device are secured with an internet security software with anti-phishing features.
Always give a double check to the URL address that you type before hitting the enter button.
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