What is Typo Squatting?

This short video blog explains a bit about typo squatting. For our readers who are not native English speakers, typo means typographical error, or in plain English, it means you typed the wrong letters in. Some websites buy domains with similar names so that you will still get where you want to go if you type it wrong. For example, if I type in www.yohaa.com I get redirected to www.yahoo.com, but often times a typo can have unexpected results.

Typo Squatting

Randy Abrams
Director of Technical Education
Cyber Threat Analysis Center – ESET LLC

Author ESET Research, ESET

  • Sundar

    Not exactly a typo – but I was at a conference where the speaker opened up an Internet Explorer window for everyone to see – and instead of heading off to google, inadvertently typed out booble.com that was pretty embarrassing and funny!

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