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The Vietnamese .vn Domain Most Risked With Malware

McAfee the security company, in its most recent report titled "2010 Mapping the Mal Web" highlights the Web domains, which are most risky globally, while discovers that the .vn domain that's registered in Vietnam poses the maximum malware risk at very close to 30%.

Opposed to this, the websites with the least risks are those situated inside Japan having .jp as the name of the domains that account for merely 1% risk.

And while Japan is steady at 1% risk rating, Vietnam has a higher risk rating. During 2009, McAfee's list showed Vietnam having only a 0.9% malware risk on its domains, while Cameroon topped with a 36.7% rating.

However, in 2010, Cameroon has only 22.2% of risk rating, indicating that probably the public now knows not to feed anything like Google.cm intending to mean Google.com, McAfee observes.

Remarking about these drastically altered developments, Director of Web Security Research Paula Greve for McAfee Labs stated that during 2009, the .vn domain of Vietnam was comparatively secure, but in the current year (2010), it leaped taking onto the No.3 spot among the most risky Web domains. Internet crooks aimed for regions where it was inexpensive and convenient to register websites as also those websites were least risked with getting detected. A domain, which was out of danger one year, could become risky the next, Greve added. SecurityWeek.com published this on October 26, 2010.

Apart from the above discoveries, McAfee's latest research paper also discovers that so far as generic domains are concerned, .com was most risky. That's because its size is so massive - out of the total websites deemed dangerous, 56% are associated with .com. More frightening is .info that appears as though creeps mainly flock it as a safe haven. But, the .travel and .edu domains are the cleanest of all having not even .05% of the malware contaminated websites, that's 1 in 2,000 websites, statistics in the paper outlines.

Furthermore, according to McAfee, the Web on the whole is becoming more dangerous: compared to 5.8% of websites regarded as risky during 2009, this year (2010), the rate has increased to 6.2%.

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