Friday, March 30, 2007

Bad Guys: Most Dangerous Internet Sites

Dan Kaplan writes on The U.S. News & World Report's Bad Guys Blog:

Online security is a nightmare these days, with all the viruses, phishing, drive-by downloads, pop-ups, and other malware out there. How bad is it? The Bad Guys blog was struck by an intriguing study this month by SiteAdvisor, the Web security firm owned by McAfee.

Researchers set out to chart the Internet's worst "domains"–those suffixes you find at the end of Web addresses, such as those by country (.br for Brazil) and generic (.com or .org). Called Mapping the Mal Web, their report looked at 265 top level domains (TLDs) worldwide and came up with some telling numbers.

More here.


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