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#39509 - 03/15/16 10:43 AM Enter URLs Correctly!
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I'm assuming this is the applicable forum to post this.

Just saw this on www.macworld.com:

http://www.macworld.com/article/3044533/...osquatting.html

Man, some scary stuff! So, make sure to enter .com instead of .om, or else you could be spoofed.

(Edited to correct link)

Edited by honestone (03/15/16 02:10 PM CST)


Edited by dianne (03/17/16 04:13 AM)
Edit Reason: Thread moved from Mac OS X Applications.
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#39520 - 03/16/16 03:14 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: honestone]
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Almost as equally scary is a situation that is pointed out in the article: there are services that will negotiate with the squatters to allow a redirect to the correct site.
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#39547 - 03/17/16 06:02 PM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: Ira L]
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Originally Posted By: Ira L
Almost as equally scary is a situation that is pointed out in the article: there are services that will negotiate with the squatters to allow a redirect to the correct site.

That reeks of conspiracy!
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#39571 - 03/21/16 05:28 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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I personally don't care either way. If you typo a url, and it takes you to a phishing site, there's probably some trademark infringement going on there at the very least. (most sites nowadays have a "copyright 2016, xyz inc" at the bottom) So it's already breaking the law.

I don't see it as any different than say, buying a iPhome off eBay and wondering why it won't work with iTunes. Pay attention wink

A year or two ago there was a bigger brouhaha over unicode being used to sneak urls through, using characters that LOOKED similar to (or occasionally identical to) the ones they were expected to be. I'm not sure how they dealt with that.
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#39598 - 03/22/16 12:08 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: V1
I personally don't care either way.

I'm not sure to what that responds?

By "conspiracy" I meant how would somebody know with whom to negotiate if they weren't partnered with them at the outset?


Edited by artie505 (03/22/16 01:06 AM)
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#39611 - 03/22/16 06:49 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
I'm not sure to what that responds?

Grammatical correctness can sure make a sentence awkward, but I agree with you. Prepositions are not good words to end sentences with. grin


Edited by ryck (03/22/16 06:50 AM)
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#39616 - 03/22/16 10:05 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: ryck]
Ira L Offline


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Loc: California
Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
I'm not sure to what that responds?

Grammatical correctness can sure make a sentence awkward, but I agree with you. Prepositions are not good words to end sentences with. grin


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#39636 - 03/24/16 04:07 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: Ira L]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Ira L
Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
I'm not sure to what that responds?

Grammatical correctness can sure make a sentence awkward, but I agree with you. Prepositions are not good words to end sentences with. grin


"That is impudence up with which I will not put!"

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Into this is something I thought grelber might get.
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#39637 - 03/24/16 04:55 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: honestone]
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#39638 - 03/24/16 06:13 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: artie505]
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Quote:
Into this is something I thought grelber might get.

I guess I must be getting jaded in my dotage.
Those ultimate prepositions were plagues of my existence over 50 years ago (prescriptive grammatical correctness and all that) right on through my PhD dissertation.
GBS was ever so cute and charming in many regards, but one must look at the whole picture in terms of comprehension.
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#39639 - 03/24/16 03:22 PM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: Virtual1]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Do you catalog images against possible future need?
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#39705 - 03/28/16 08:20 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: artie505
Do you catalog images against possible future need?

I am the master of snappy comebacks, whether in conversation or imagery smile

I have a powerful visual memory, so I know precisely what I'm looking for, though it may take me awhile to find it. Google Images is my friend.
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#39706 - 03/28/16 08:33 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: Virtual1]
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Mringel frammitz. smirk tongue

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#39707 - 03/28/16 09:06 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: grelber]
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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: grelber
Mringel frammitz. smirk tongue

frammin?
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#39708 - 03/28/16 09:18 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: Virtual1]
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Originally Posted By: Virtual1
Originally Posted By: grelber
Mringel frammitz. smirk tongue

frammin?

Snilm.

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#39711 - 03/28/16 03:20 PM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: grelber]
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Come on fellas, seriously? What became of staying on-topic??!!!??
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#39715 - 03/28/16 10:40 PM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: MacManiac]
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Originally Posted By: MacManiac
Come on fellas, seriously? What became of staying on-topic??!!!??

Point taken. (And my bad.)
It started to go off the rails at least 10 posts ago and the last (irresistible) few took it into the abyss.
With that ... back on track (if need be).

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#39718 - 03/29/16 06:25 AM Re: Enter URLs Correctly! [Re: grelber]
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Thanks guys....you and our Virtual 1 buddy are both key to making these forums the community that is so nicely represented here by all the participants.
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