The next big cyber security threat: Your fingers...


Nov 27 2012 by
We’re all familiar with well-known causes of data security breaches and identity fraud; phishing, malware attacks, and lack of cyber security protection are some of the most popular.  A lesser-known but just as lethal culprit in the world of data breaches is surprisingly, a person’s typing skills due to the fact that a simple typo can lead to typo-squatting also known as URL hijacking. Typo-squatters count on...


Stealing data through doppelganger domains...


Oct 18 2011 by
A new form of data hacking has been exposed by two researchers who found ways to easily penetrate Fortune 500 companies through mistyped email addresses. So-called typo-squatting - where criminals register for domains that are similar to those of legitimate businesses - has served as a fraudster tactic for years.  The newest twist on an old hack involves creating doppelganger domains by simply omitting the dot between...


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