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Why Typo Protection in Microsoft Edge Is a Really Big Update

Microsoft Edge is a browser that’s constantly evolving, and one of the most recent updates comes to address a problem that many developers have been ignoring for way too long.

URL typos are being used by malicious actors out there in the most awful way, as they can be used for nefarious practices, such as deploying infected payloads on users’ devices.

Here’s why URL typos are so dangerous.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand what this whole concept means. Every once in a while, when we type a website address in the URL bar of the browser, the text we input comes with typos we don’t notice at first glance. For instance, instead of Microsoft.com, we might actually type microsofft.com, in which case the browser points us to a completely different website.

Cybercriminals out there have been using this problem for their own nefarious purposes, so the content hosted at microsofft.com might actually include malware supposed to help them exploit our devices…. (read more)

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