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vendredi 21 août 2020

Someone is registering election look-alike websites, FBI officials warn

Someone is registering election look-alike websites, FBI officials warn

Someone is weaponizing your typos. 

With the U.S. presidential election fast approaching, people across the country are going online to get instructions for voting by mail, the location of their polling place, and other vital Election Day information that will help them exercise their right to vote. Now, according to a Department of Homeland Security bulletin obtained by Yahoo News, unknown actors are registering website domains that mimic national and state voter information sites with unknown ends. 

Dubbed typosquatting, the idea is simple (if devious): A hacker registers a domain that is close enough to a real site, like yourbanknarne.com, and puts up a clone of yourbankname.com. The unsuspecting victim goes to the wrong site by mistake, and enters their personal banking information. In doing so, they have inadvertently handed the digital keys to their account to a hacker.  Read more...

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from Mashable https://mashable.com/article/typosquatting-election-websites-warns-department-homeland-security/
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