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Study finds .ch a safe domain

Swiss internets sites are among the most secure in the world, according to a study released by antivirus software company Mcafee.

Domain names ending in .ch stand alongside those of Japan, Ireland, and Luxembourg as the safest, the report said.

There is a 0.3 per cent risk ratio of downloading a virus by visiting a Swiss site.

Cameroon, in stark contrast, tops the risk factor with a ratio of 69.7 per cent. Also high risk are domain names ending in .com, .info and websites from China, Samoa and the Philippines.

Among the millions of websites tested as part of the study, 5.8 per cent were considered “doubtful”.

Commenting on the findings, Switch, the authority that registers domain names ending in .ch and .li (Liechtenstein), said it was working closely with the government and specialists around the world.

“It is a priority for us to protect Swiss internet sites against abuse,” said Serge Droz, head of Switch’s security department.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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