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 Post subject: Warning: How a simple typo can hurt ....
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:05 am 
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Warning: How a simple typo can hurt ....

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99% of you will already be aware of the likes of typo squatters, so I'll refrain from blabbering on about those ones, and instead, use one I came across today, which isn't actually a typo squatter, is "parked", but still contains a nasty surprise.

The domain is hostsfile.net, look familiar? Yep, hpHosts is hosts-file.net (notice the difference?). If you made a typo whilst looking for the hpHosts website, you'd unfortunately set yourself up for an exploit, as lurking in the source code of hostsfile.net, is the following;


http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2009/11/war ... -hurt.html

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 Post subject: Re: Warning: How a simple typo can hurt ....
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:26 am 
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I tryed it and avast! V5 beta2 and avast! V4.8 detected it and blocked it with a warning:
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11/7/2009 11:26:05 PM   http://hostsfile.net/ [L] HTML:Iframe-inf (0)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:40 am 
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Cool :)

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