Expert intercepted windows.com traffic using bitsquatting

An independent expert known as Remy discovered that Microsoft domains were not protected against bitsquatting and intercepted windows.com traffic. he expert conducted his experiments on the example of the windows.com domain, which can turn, for example, into windnws.com or windo7s.com in case of a bit flip. The term Bitsquatting refers to a type of cybersquatting that suggests using different variations of legitimate domains (usually 1 bit different from the original). The use of bitsquatted domains usually happens automatically when a DNS query is made from the computer on which the bits flipped occurred. The foundation of this research is built on the fact that all information is essentially zeros and ones, and the same goes for domains. As you know, …

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