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Dustyn
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Re: ww10.virustotal.org

check link.


siljaline
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I did via urlvoid, your point is ? Yes, the domain hosts some questionable sites, as already mentioned.


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said by siljaline:

Typosquatter
Harmless, in this case.

said by siljaline:

I did via urlvoid, your point is ? Yes, the domain hosts some questionable sites, as already mentioned.

Your posted link can create DNS redirections ... so as previously mentioned please check your link. You are providing an invalid uniform resource locator in the provided post. Nothing to do with urlvoid. That would be the point.
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Typosquatting is intended as a Domain re-direct, usually, that the user is sent to a misdirected domain she | he did not intend to visit, many Hosts file contain some typosquatter domains.

Some hijack the visitor, others are generally harmless, it depends. Your A/V may protect you from some as would SpywareBlaster, et al.

URLVoid contains some infected domains or URL's as you state. It's kinda like WOT which is reputation based, but we won't go there as I don't see any reason to.

Frankly, I don't see where I sit on your thinking on what URL's I've posted incorrectly address this essentially simple issue ?



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Such verbosity for something so simple. Your provided "referenced" link is not typed correctly: »en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Typosquatter
So I'll correct it for you: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatter
I thought this was a simple enough request... Now that I look over the thread you just provided the perfect example of what a Typosquatter error is: »Re: ww10.virustotal.org


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said by Dustyn:

We have a winner...
[att=1,l]
Such verbosity for something so simple. Your provided "referenced" link is not typed correctly: »en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Typosquatter
So I'll correct it for you: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatter
I thought this was a simple enough request...

FWIW, my impression was that siljaline was providing an example of a harmless typo.
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said by NetFixer:

said by Dustyn:

We have a winner...
[att=1,l]
Such verbosity for something so simple. Your provided "referenced" link is not typed correctly: »en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Typosquatter
So I'll correct it for you: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatter
I thought this was a simple enough request...

FWIW, my impression was that siljaline was providing an example of a harmless typo.

Correct.
However Typosquatter should be clarified in a valid working link for those who are unaware. So I did that. That "typo" link can also create a DNS redirection / ISP search hijack issue.
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siljaline
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From Wikipedia:

Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting, and possibly brandjacking which relies on mistakes such as typographical errors made by Internet users when inputting a website address into a web browser. Should a user accidentally enter an incorrect website address, they may be led to an alternative website owned by a cybersquatter.

We all do make the odd error when adding a link in the conversation, are we know on the same page ?