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A form of domain typo-squatting that is commonly used to spread malware to users whom accidentally misspell a legitimate domain in their web browser or who receive email from a organization or individual spreading the malware.

A Doppelganger Domain is a domain spelled identical to a legitimate fully qualified domain name but missing the dot between host/subdomain and domain, to be used for malicious purposes. For example, if you were trying to visit login.mybank.com, a Doppleganger Domain – that might not be owned by the registrant of mybank.com – might be loginmybank.com.

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