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May 28, 2005

Typosquatting

Take care when you type the word "Google".

In a new twist to the old practice of "typosquatting," virus writers have registered a slight variation of Google Inc.'s popular search-engine site to take advantage of any users who botch the spelling of the google.com URL.

The malicious site, googkle.com, is infested with Trojan droppers, downloaders, backdoors and spyware, and an unsuspecting user only has to visit the page to be at risk of computer hijack attacks, according to a warning from Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure Corp.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 28, 2005 01:10 PM

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crap. see, this is a problem for me because not only is my typing rife with typos, i also don't pay particularily close attention to what i'm doing... la la la la hey, look, something shiny!

Posted by: mainja [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 30, 2005 07:56 AM