Domain Keywords Used to Spot Phishing Sites

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Criminals setting up fake domains for phishing are prone to use the same words over and over and spotting those words can help identify malicious sites, according to a new threat detection model from OpenDNS.

Words like “update,” “security,” “login,” “billing,” when combined with a legitimate base domain name — or its misspelled variation — are common indicators of phishing sites, said Andrew Hay, director of security research at San Francisco-based OpenDNS.

Read the source article at CIO.com

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