Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday March 15, 2016

Websites With Misspelled Extensions Packed With Malware

Pass this news item on to your not so tech savvy friends and family members. It might save you from having to play tech support later after they get their system all virused up. wink

We’ve all done it: typed too quickly and gone to Amazonco.m, Netfli.xcom, or countless other incorrect URLs. These goofs often lead to harmless dead ends, but cybersquatters are increasingly using these URLs to spread malware. A new scam, targeting both PC and Mac users, aims to install malware when people mistakenly type ".om" instead of ".com" in popular URLs.