Web Surfing Dangers

A snapshot of the threat landscape by security solutions vendor AVG Technologies names Turkey the most dangerous place to surf the Web. AVG’s analysis is based on an examination of attacks during the last week of July 2010. According to the company, AVG software detected attacks against one in 10 customers browsing the Web in Turkey during that period. Also near the top of the list were Russia (one in 15), Armenia (one in 24) and Azerbaijan (one in 39).

The global average was one in 73 users. In the United States, one in 48 users were attacked, the same proportion as in Pakistan. Vietnam and Laos had a slightly worse percentage, coming in at one in 42 for both countries. On the other side of the safety scale is Japan, where AVG software picked up attacks for one out of every 403 users.

For more, read the eWeek article, AVG Lists Most Dangerous Countries for Web Surfers.

CIO Insight Staff
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