Killer typo

Regular Google visitor with clumsy typing skills? Watch that you don’t hit the “k” before the “l” when entering the search engine name into your browser address bar, you could be in for a nasty shock. Googkle.com was registered by some phishy customers and if you were dumb enough to visit their site you would be bombarded with trojan sites and all sorts of malware, according to Icelandic computer security company F-secure. Gooogle.com on the other hand will bring you to the Google homepage while Gooooogle.com will send you to a casino site. But, who types in Google.com anyway, don’t most users these days have it bookmarked or run the Google toolbar to access the search engine?

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rock god.

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