Here’s a sneaky trick used by many hackers: they purchase and set up a fraudulent website that is a close misspelling of a legitimate one. Example: instead of All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger ONE letter in the URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to – and the login and links are full of key-logger malware and virus landmines waiting for you to click on them. This is particularly important for any social networks you belong to. Once you are on their site, you are subject to all kinds of pitfalls.  The idea is to avoid these sites altogether. By Bookmarking the actual site in your favorites, you can avoid typos and browse more safely.

I have mistakenly typed for Google and gone some weird place.

Malware Wiki says “Goggle was a typosquatting site appearing when a user mistyped the URL “”. The website was active from 2004 to 2008. Once it was accessed, the domain would instantly download several viruses and other malware along with various pop-ups, some of which were pornographic.”

Caution is needed on the Internet. While there is much information to be had out there, much danger lurks. There are those who seek to steal and kill and destroy. You must be diligent to keep them away from you and yours. Be vigilent! Type carefully. Use a good Internet Security Suite. Consider a hardware firewall with web content and application filtering. You could also institute a DNS Filtering client which would filter web content. There are things you can do to make Internet browsing safer. Do some research. Read our Report. See what makes sense for you.

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