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"Typosquatting": When hackers exploit typosquatting.


Unknown phenomenon, the "typosquatting" is to use the shells of Internet users to redirect them to websites at risk.
On the Internet, the most devastating cyberattacks are not always the most complex to achieve. In a report released Monday, Feb. 5, the computer security company Menlo Security puts forward a phenomenon unknown, which is played with the trust of Internet users. The "typosquatting" or "typosquatting", takes advantage of the typo of users to redirect them to copies of popular websites, full of traps.
The process consists of the acquisition of domain names closely resembling those of massively consulted sites. The difference is most often the spelling of such an address or its extension (.com or .net, for example). Once on the fake site, Internet users will be able to see advertisements to bring money back to the pirates, who benefit from the traffic recovered. This silent process can also lead to automatic downloading of malicious software.
"Typosquatting is mainly used to retrieve the identifiers of visitors to a site," says Amir Ben Efraim, CEO of Menlo and expert in cybersecurity. For lack of vigilance, a user can try to connect to services similar to Facebook or Google, and reveal his email address and password. Hence the recovery of confidential information on sites with the appearance of social networks, e-commerce services or health organizations.
Such a process primarily concerns successful websites, which recover the vast majority of traffic. "Google, YouTube and Yahoo! are the sites most affected by this phenomenon, "says Amir Ben Efraim. Such a maneuver is sometimes difficult to detect. 19% of malicious sites that have attracted misplaced Internet users have been classified in the category "trusted site", according to the report.
The typosquatting is taken into consideration by the major websites affected. Facebook have, for example, bought Facebok.com to protect themselves against cybercriminality that want to hack to hack Facebook account.
More generally, the report focuses on the risks present in the websites most viewed by Internet users. Of the 100,000 most popular websites listed by Alexa, 42% use outdated outdated software, are used to distribute malware or have suffered a security breach in the past twelve months.
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