McAfee Names ‘.hk’ World’s Most Dangerous Domain
Hong Kong’s “.hk” is now the world’s most dangerous domain for surfing and searching, according to a report released Wednesday by security company McAfee, but the survey’s methodology may mean it is not as risky as its seems.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) moved from number 28 in 2007 to the top of the company’s “Mapping the Mal Web” survey, edging out its northern neighbor China’s “.cn,” which placed second. Finland’s “.fi” was the safest, followed by Japan’s “.jp.”
Just over 19 percent of “.hk” contain malware, viruses, have a high rate of spam or feature aggressive pop-up ads, McAfee said, as determined by a survey of 74 top-level domains using its SiteAdvisor software. Over 11 percent of “.cn” sites for China were similarly found to be dangerous. Comparatively, only 0.05 percent “.fi” sites were found to be hazardous.
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(Via pcworld .)