.hk and .ph domains prone to malwares
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Captain's Log Stardate -315426.44
McAfee reports that the Philippine TLD belongs to the top domains on the internet that pose a risk to online users. I can't believe that spammers and malware guys choose .ph as their domains considering the high cost of getting one.
McAfee is set to release a study late on Tuesday that indicates the domains that tend to be the most dangerous or malware-prone on the Web, and at the top of the list is the Hong Kong (.hk) domain.
The McAfee Mal Web report, which serves as a safety guidebook to risky online neighborhoods, reveals that 19.2 percent of all Web sites ending with the .hk domain pose a security threat to Web users, followed by China (.cn), the Philippines (.ph), Romania (.ro) and Russia (.ru).
By contrast, the safest domains on the Web are Finland (.fi), Japan (.jp), Norway (.no), Slovenia (.si), and Colombia (.co).
Do you remember the days when .ph was being marketed as a "phone" domain? :P
*Computer end log*
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