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Interesting insight on typo based domains...

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by solari, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. solari

    solari GC Janitor VIP Member GC Staff

    "Typosquatting" is reserving misspelled domain names based on typos in hopes of snagging traffic from fat fingered typers. Like amazon.cm instead of .com, etc. or wrongly spelled popular domains, gatrcountry.com, etc.

    On March 30, an eagle-eyed reader noted that four years of access logs for the entire network of more than 1,000 dot-cm typosquatting domains were available for download directly from the typosquatting network’s own hosting provider. The logs — which include detailed records of how many people visited the sites over the past three years and from where — were deleted shortly after that comment was posted here, but not before KrebsOnSecurity managed to grab a copy of the entire archive for analysis.​

    Dot-cm Typosquatting Sites Visited 12M Times So Far in 2018 — Krebs on Security
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  2. ValdostaGatorFan

    ValdostaGatorFan GC Hall of Fame

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    You want to get malware from a drive-by download?
    Because that's how you get malware from a drive-by download
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