Tech Tip: Bookmark the Legitimate Websites You Frequently Visit


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: www.faceboook.com (with an extra o in facebook).

All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger one letter in a website’s URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to. Beware! That site’s 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.

Alan Edwards, CISM, is chief information officer at Computerware, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.

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