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.
By Mike Knight