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Discovery and Analysis of Systematic Typo-Squatting (domain names typo variations)

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MS Research has released a paper on "Strider Typo-Patrol: Discovery and Analysis of Systematic Typo-Squatting" Typo-squatting refers to the practice of registering domain names that are typo variations of popular websites. We propose a new approach, called Strider Typo-Patrol, to discovering large-scale, systematic typo-squatters. We show that a large number of typo-squatting domains are active and a large percentage of them are parked with a handful of major domain parking services, which serve syndicated advertisements on these domains.



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