back to article Microsoft Patch Tuesday gaffe leads netizens to 'Microosft' typo-squatting domain

For its February Patch Day, Microsoft released security advisories covering 56 CVE-assigned vulnerabilities, 11 of them rated critical. In doing so, the Windows giant managed to publish a misspelled URL on the landing page for its February updates that instead of taking visitors to the intended Microsoft Security Response …

  1. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge
    WTF?

    Are all these

    tech giants outsourcing their programming to the same crappy code shop?

    One has to wonder

  2. a_yank_lurker Silver badge

    How apt given we're about to go over Redmond's programming blunders.

    Typos or incompetence? My money is on the latter.

    1. Sceptic Tank Bronze badge
      Windows

      Re: How apt given we're about to go over Redmond's programming blunders.

      Typos happen. If I had a dollar for every time I typed dicker and focker before getting to docker ....

  3. harmjschoonhoven

    My favourite typo is

    sofware, meaning a complete failure in Dutch.

    1. A.P. Veening Silver badge

      Re: My favourite typo is

      You know as well as I that that company really should be called Macrosof ;)

  4. JDPower Bronze badge
    Trollface

    What is 'answer snow' and why would I want to find it?

    1. David 132 Silver badge
      Happy

      You can probably find out more at Expertsexchange.com or Penisland.com...

      1. sev.monster Bronze badge
        Paris Hilton

        I wanted to become a woman, and when I asked, they said they had the answer! But then they just cut off my junk and said I had to pay more to unlock the rest! "You belong in the world's smartest community" they said! "This problem has been solved" they said!

      2. JDPower Bronze badge
        Trollface

        I appreciate the help, but both links are dead. The second one looks like it should be a gov.uk domain, but that doesn't work either.

    2. Sceptic Tank Bronze badge
      Pirate

      Answer Snow

      Maybe you should visit the website and report back?

      If only there was a site where we could find answers now.

    3. sev.monster Bronze badge

      You know nothing [about] Answer Snow.

  5. Martin Summers Silver badge

    I'm surprised the typo domain didn't already belong to Microsoft. I suspect it won't be long before it does.

    1. yetanotheraoc

      simpler

      Coming soon, an update to Microsoft's spell-check dictionary. /microosft/microsoft/g

    2. doublelayer Silver badge

      I doubt it. Sure, they have a bunch of money, but possible mistyped domains are so many that you can't just reserve them all.

      Transposed letters: Microosft, Microsfot, Microsotf, etc. 8 combinations

      Letter one over on a QWERTY keyboard: Microsofr, Microdoft, Mivrosoft, etc., 18 combinations

      More than one letter off by one: Way too many combinations.

      Letters off and sometimes transposed: Let's test the budget then.

      Easier just to put all those combinations into a spell checker and run it over stuff as you publish it. Or check that links work.

  6. PeterM42
    Facepalm

    As usual......

    Output from MicroCRAP that has been THOROUGHLY tested and checked for errors and absolutely nothing can go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    go wrong...........

    1. Ken Hagan Gold badge

      Re: As usual......

      Mrs Doyle? Is that you?

  7. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    ham-fingered

    Is this going in your Pork Pork category?

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