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Post time 2010-1-17 12:03:18 |Display all floors
China's Dangerous Domains

A report by antivirus software firm McAfee looked into the s ecurity risks associated with top-level Internet domains (such as .c om, .g ov and .u k) and found that the two riskiest are .h k and .c n, for Hong Kong and China, respectively.

The study used McAfee's proprietary software to examine 9.9 million Web sites under the 265 country and generic (non-country-specific) domains for signs of "malware" (such as spyware, viruses, Trojans, spam and excessive pop-up ads) or links to other suspicious Web sites. This year's list ranked the 74 most heavily-trafficked top-level domains based on the frequency of potentially dangerous Web sites (containing malware or suspicious links) in each domain.

McAfee's results noted that 19.2% of all the .h k sites it had tested were flagged as "dangerous or potentially dangerous to visitors." In China's .c n domain, 11.8% of the sites tested were flagged. The third-ranking domain was the generic .i nfo, with 11.7% of its sites identified as risky. By comparison, about 5% of sites in the popular .
c om domain presented s ecurity risks, according to McAfee.

The Chinese domains weren't always so dangerous-according to last year's report, only 1.2% of .h k sites and 3.7% of .c n sites were flagged. One McAfee researcher mentioned two factors contributing to the increases: improved data collection and apparent security lapses in how some domain registrar companies work. Other likely causes: Hong Kong's "user-friendly" domain registration system (which encourages the registration of multiple domain names at once) and China's low registration costs (about 15 cents wholesale per domain name), the report says. But McAfee also notes that since individual domain names may be owned by persons from anywhere in the world, their data "should not be used to infer riskiness of nationality."

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Post time 2010-1-17 12:06:26 |Display all floors
China has nothing better to do than blocking porn (which is okay),

but obviously there are more serious problems than porn only !

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Post time 2010-1-17 12:08:25 |Display all floors

Before posting, read fuly what you copy/paste....turkey brains!

But McAfee also notes that since individual domain names may be owned by persons from anywhere in the world, their data "should not be used to infer riskiness of nationality."

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Post time 2010-1-17 12:14:46 |Display all floors
Originally posted by longzhou at 2010-1-17 12:08
But McAfee also notes that since individual domain names may be owned by persons from anywhere in the world, their data "should not be used to infer riskiness of nationality."


One wonder why . h k  and  . c n  are so much infected with malware and viruses.

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Post time 2010-1-17 12:15:57 |Display all floors

McAfee just gave the hint pop corn brain!

It's a work of the CIA

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Post time 2010-1-17 12:22:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by longzhou at 2010-1-17 12:15
It's a work of the CIA


Oh, sorry, I should have known that, since CIA is like GOD.

They are present on Earth, in outer space, in your dreams, in your sleep, even if you close your eyes, the CIA can see you, it can read your brain, it does everything.

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Post time 2010-1-17 12:33:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by longzhou at 2010-1-17 12:15
It's a work of the CIA


You're kidding right?

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