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Hong Kong Domains Most Dangerous to Surf

Well, have you landed on a site with an .hk extension? It is advisable to better close the website and search for another website. Your computer can end up with a whole lot of malwares, adwares and spywares.

A recent report from McAfee reports that19.2 percent of all websites that ended with the .hk domain was posing a security threat to web users. China follows the list of dangerous domains with 11 percent of sites in .cn posing a security threat.

Finland with .fi extension is listed as the safest online destination with only 0.05 percent of its domains posing a security threat. This position was previously held by Ireland with .is domain extension. Japan holds the second position for the second safest destination on the internet with its .jp extension.

These reports by McAfee were based on an analysis of 9.9 million heavily-trafficked websites from 265 different countries.

The report also provided some serious issues in the internet.
-Sites claiming free ringtones and screensavers actually load viruses, adwares and spywares in them. This has increased to 4.7 percent in 2008, a 1.4 percent increase from 2007.
– Chances of downloading an adware, virus or a spyware from a website have increased to a whooping 41.5% over the year 2007.

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