Scheme Preys on People who Mistype Google.com

Security researchers have discovered an attack aimed at would-be visitors to Google.com, one that attempts to download malicious programs onto the computers of people who simply mistype the search giant’s Web address. According to security specialist F-Secure, unsuspecting Web surfers may be bombarded with various types of Trojan horse threats, spyware and backdoors when they go to Googkle.com. The scheme is meant to take advantage of sloppy or hurried typists, given that on most keyboards the letter k key sits next to the l needed to type Google

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  1. Feòrag

    2 May 2005 at 5.43 am

    You have to worry about the reliability of a news source that claims In one of the most famous instances of URL deception, the site hosted at Whitehouse.com for several years was an advertisement for pornography, not a link to the office of the president, whose official site is Whitehouse.gov.
    Whitehouse is a long-established girly publication (not even pornographic, unless you are a mad fundie, or the sort of feminist who thinks that even acknowledging that women have bodies is pornographic), and is perfectly entitled to that domain. At least their output is less obscene than that of the .gov equivalent.

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