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Working from home is not going anywhere. In fact, research shows that post-pandemic 42% of employees who worked strictly from a company-based location will not return to the office. Do you know how this will impact your business? Learn more about the tools needed to protect your client data and improve employee productivity.
Check out the latest happenings in the world of IT from our Locknet® experts. In this issue, we highlight some topics your organization should be aware of to minimize risks. Specifically, mitigating insider threats to your security and the risks of hanging on to legacy data.
Typos happen. But typosquatting can render big problems for those who mistype into the browser bar these days. But what is typosquatting? What risks does it pose to searchers, and how can you ensure typosquatting protection for your business and your employees? Let's take a closer look.
Misspelling words or mistyping them is simply a part of our modern, tech-driven lifestyles. In most cases, a misspelled word might just require a quick edit. But when searching from the browser bar, correct spelling becomes extremely important. That's because cybercriminals and opportunists know we make typing errors and misspellings...and they've perfected the art of capitalizing on it through typosquatting.
Typosquatting is the practice of registering domain names that are misspelled intentionally, or using a different suffix (for example, .com versus .gov), with the knowledge it's likely internet searchers will misspell a site URL. It's sometimes referred to as URL hijacking. In some cases, those who purchase the misspelled URL simply hawk their wares—they trick you into going to the site so they can capture business. But others who practice typosquatting have decidedly more sinister intentions, sometimes infecting your system with malware, or capturing your data. Cybercriminals will even create a website that looks like the legitimate site you are trying to reach so they can get your usernames, passwords, and other private information. Typosquatting is definitely a "searcher beware" situation.
Here are our best tips for protecting yourself, your business, and your employees from typosquatting scams.
Protecting your employees and your business from typosquatting risks starts with education. Security Awareness Training from an IT partner you know and trust can ensure your staff is up to date on the latest security threats, including typosquatting scams. If you are searching for a Security Awareness Training provider near you, the experts at Locknet Managed IT can help. Contact us to speak with an expert about how we can help protect your business, your clients, and your employees from network security risks and cybercrimes like typosquatting scams.