Don’t go there!


Just wanted to point out that the President of Indonesia’s website, presumably under guidance from IT know-it-all Roy Suryo, has and .info domain name.

So does the Jakarta Foreign Correspondent’s Club, for that matter. LOL.

clipped from www.thejakartapost.com

New report identifies dangerous Web domains

The Associated Press ,� San Jose, California � | �Wed, 06/04/2008 7:26 PM� | �Sci-Tech

When surfing the Internet for safe websites, not all domains are equal.
Companies that assign addresses for websites appear to be cutting corners on security more when they assign names in certain domains than in others, according to a report to be released Wednesday by antivirus software vendor McAfee Inc.
McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are “.hk” (Hong Kong), “.cn” (China) and “.info” (information).
Of all “.hk” sites McAfee tested, it flagged 19.2 percent as dangerous or potentially dangerous to visitors; it flagged 11.8 percent of “.cn” sites and 11.7 percent of “.info” sites that way.
A little more than 5 percent of the sites under the “.com” domain — the world’s most popular — were identified as dangerous.

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3 thoughts on “Don’t go there!

  1. There was one day a week or two ago when Google removed every single .info domain from its index – it was an ‘accident’, they put them right back, but it shows you how Google is thinking about .info domains, that they have a strong tendency to be spam and junk. Part of the problem is .info’s are v. cheap and for the big boy spammers that brings the economies of scale nicely into place, so they buy tens of thousands of them and put automated junk on them, make ten cents a day off each one, multiply it by x, you get the idea.

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