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Cybercrime and Politics

Aug 05, 2008, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Zulfikar Ramzan)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"In fact, typo squatters and domain name speculators no longer even need to host the physical web infrastructure for their own web content or advertisements. Domain parking companies now handle this, for a cut of the advertising profits.

"What’s more, some typo squatters’ sites may not simply host advertisements whose profits go back to them rather than to the intended site’s owner, but they may actually forward the user to an alternative site with differing political views. Worse yet, the real potential for future abuse of typo domains may revolve around the distribution and installation of security risks and malicious code, the potential impact of which is evident in online banking, ecommerce and other business-related online activities today."

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