Blog Posts Tagged with "Typosquatting"

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New Drive-By Malware Spam Infects Upon Opening Email

February 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

According the announcement from researchers at Eleven, a German security firm, it is sufficient that a communication is merely opened in the email client to infect the target without the user clicking on a link or opening an attachment...

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Beware the TypoSquatters

January 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cybercriminals go where the action is - they wait for websites to get popular and then register domain names based on popular mis-spellings. Once the typosquatter lures you to their site, they use all types of tricks to get you to give them your personal information...

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Social Media and Security in the Enterprise

November 14, 2011 Added by:Eric Cissorsky

The goal of this article is not to disparage social media. It is to have organizations review their policies with the purpose of aligning them with their mission, vision and business culture. The best way is through an informed, clearly communicated and enforced acceptable use policy...

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Typosquatting Scams in Social Media

December 30, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Typosquatting, or URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting that targets Internet users who accidentally type a website address into their web browser incorrectly. Some typosquatters have begun using these domains to advertise deceptive promotions, offering gift cards or iPads to lure visitors...

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Beware of Phantom Websites

December 27, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Criminals may direct you to phantom websites using advertisements, even on major search engines like Yahoo and Google. These links or clickable graphics can either send you to a phantom site, or they may even directly infect your computer with malware...

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