Certain Risks with ccTLDs

A McAfee study shows that .HK domains are more likely to dangerous or be malware-prone on the Web.

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).

In general, the chance of downloading spyware, adware, viruses, or other undesirable software from surfing the Web increased 41.5 percent over 2007, the report found.

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