What is URL spoofing?

URL spoofing is the attempt to mislead a user to a different (often malicious) website by imitating or “spoofing” a legitimate URL.

How does URL spoofing work?

The website for a spoof URL looks exactly like the original, but it often contains malicious software or a phishing scam.

Sometimes spoofed URLs are accessed due to a bug in web browsers that lack the latest security updates. Other spoof URLs simply look similar to the original. For instance, the URL could transpose two letters in the hopes that the user won’t notice: www.experssvpn.com

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