A term that sounds incredibly painful – but can also be potentially painful to you and your business.

Also known as URL hijacking, typosquatting is a form of cyber squatting and/or brandjacking that relies on the internet user inputting the wrong web address suffix.

For example, facebook.cm instead of facebook.com (please take our word for it and don’t try it yourself 🤢).

Mistyping can happen to anyone but can be avoided if you follow the tips below.

  • You bookmark your favourite websites.
  • Use your browsers’ search results than typing the url in the address bar.
  • Leave the regular sites you visit open on your browser tabs all day.
  • Never click on unexpected emails or unknown sites.
  • Always use an up to date antivirus on your computer – we use Webroot SecureAnywhere.

If you have any questions regarding the security of your business then please give us a call on 020 8649 9911 or email as at info@hoc.co.uk.

By Mike Knight

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