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Study: URL typos earn Google $497 million per year

Google could be making millions from "typosquatting" because its network of display ads--from which it receives a cut of the profits--run on the typo'd sites.

By February 18, 2010

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What are the odds you'll land on a typo-squatting site?

Pretty high, according to a new report from McAfee. To be exact, you have a 1-in-14 chance of doing so when entering the URL of a popular Web site.

By November 19, 2007

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Cameroon registry accused of typo-squatting .com

Lawyer claims Cameroonian Net authorities are cashing in on fact that .cm domain is one letter shy of .com, which often gets mistyped.

By August 8, 2006

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McAfee sees rise in stock scams, social-engineering attacks

Security firm predicts scammers will try to use exploits to manipulate the stock market. Also: Expect more social engineering that piggybacks on big news events.

By October 12, 2008

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Dotster named in massive cybersquatting suit

Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman claim domain registrar grabbed trademarked domain names through novel and illegal scheme.

By June 2, 2006

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Yahoo sued over alleged pay-per-click fraud

Suit claims Yahoo is charging for "premium" ads on sites that show spyware ads and sites that appear when surfers misspell URLs.

By May 3, 2006