Typosquatting: Not Just a For-Profit Problem


Last week, I went to the Internet to look up some information. I opened the browser and hastily typed "wkipedia.com" in the address bar and was met with this page...(Please see article below.)

I stared at it for several seconds, during many of which I seriously thought that Wikipedia had updated its home landing page and puzzle-globe design. The Google and Ebay search bars eventually convinced me that I was in the wrong place, and after staring at the banner for several more seconds, I realized that I had directly navigated not to wikipedia.com (which lands at wikipedia.org), but instead to "wkipedia.com," just like I typed, omitting the first "i."

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