The Long "Taile" of Typosquatting Domain Names

  title={The Long "Taile" of Typosquatting Domain Names},
  author={Janos Szurdi and Balazs Kocso and Gabor Cseh and Jonathan Spring and M{\'a}rk F{\'e}legyh{\'a}zi and Chris Kanich},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
Typosquatting is a speculative behavior that leverages Internet naming and governance practices to extract profit from users’ misspellings and typing errors. Simple and inexpensive domain registration motivates speculators to register domain names in bulk to profit from display advertisements, to redirect traffic to third party pages, to deploy phishing sites, or to serve malware. While previous research has focused on typosquatting domains which target popular websites, speculators also appear… CONTINUE READING
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