Thursday, September 3, 2015

These domains may be trouble

I don't even mean the Dark Internet, whatever that is (shudder). Or Silk Road or any of those dodgy sites. I am talking about the new domains being created using the new endings. No longer are .com, .org, .net, or .gov the only common ones.

This according to Mohana Ravindranath, Nextgov, Sept 1, 2015.

The domains most often associated with malicious activity (spam, phishing, malware) include:

                                                        .zip
                                                        .science

Consider blocking those, says Blue Coat, a security company.

The domains LEAST associated with bad things:

.mil
.gov

Blue Coat recommends blocking:

.zip
.review
.country
.kim
.cricket
.science
.work
.party
.gq
.link

Less than five percent of websites in these domains are "normal."

The safest, at this writing anyhow, are:

.mil
.gov
.jp (Japan)
.london
.kw (Kuwait)
.tel
.gi
.ck (Cook Islands)
.jobs

My eyes are crossing typing dot-dot-dot...You have been warned.

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