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mal Web

The risky part of the World Wide Web. It refers to the top-level domains (TLDs) that are most likely to have fictitious websites. Since 2007, antivirus software company McAfee has analyzed millions of websites in more than 100 countries to determine which domains contain the most dangerous sites. In 2010, the .com domain was the riskiest, while the least risky were .travel, .edu and .jp (Japan). See malware and drive-by download.
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hk) as the Web's riskiest domain, according to McAfee's (NYSE:MFE) third annual Mapping the Mal Web report, released today.
McAfee published the 19-page report, titled "Mapping the Mal Web," on its website on March 12.