Saturday, October 1, 2011

Typo might send personal data to crooks, not company

First came "typosquatting."

In this common scam, cyber-criminals buy Internet addresses that differ from big-name ones by just a letter or two, then capitalize on sloppy typing. Someone who wants to go to but accidentally types ends up at the scammer's site.

Now comes another trick to hook the fumble-fingered, courtesy of a keystroke omission rather than a misspelling: a missing dot in an email address.

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By Sid Kirchheimer

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