McAfee Lists Hong Kong Domains as Most Dangerous

Susan Hall

In a report on Web site safety, security company McAfee finds those with the Hong Kong domain (.hk) are most likely to be dangerous.


It found that 19.2 percent of all Web sites ending with the .hk domain pose a security threat, followed by China (.cn), the Philippines (.ph), Romania (.ro) and Russia (.ru). It found problems at 11.8 percent of ".cn" sites and 11.7 percent of ".info" sites, reports The Associated Press on


It listed the safest domains are Finland (.fi), Japan (.jp), Norway (.no), Slovenia (.si), and Colombia (.co).


Overall, the chance of downloading spyware, adware, viruses, or other malware from surfing the Web increased 41.5 percent over 2007, reports

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