Map of dangerous places on the Web

Posted on Friday, Mar 16 2007 @ 00:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
McAfee mapped the most dangerous places on the internet.

Some of the statistics:
  • A consumer is almost 12 times more likely to encounter a drive-by-download while surfing Russian domains as Columbian ones.
  • Registering at a Web site in India results in a 4.3% chance of getting spammy e-mail. Taking the same action with a domain registered in China yields a 7.2% chance.
  • 5.2% of Vietnamese Web sites have risky downloads. Just 0.5% of Singaporean sites host such files.
  • 2.7 million times every month, casual Web surfers visit risky Dutch Web sites. Even though Hong Kong has approximately the same percentage of risky Web sites, those risky domains receive just 52,000 clicks each month.


More details at McAfee.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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