Fri, Jan 08, 2010 - Page 4 News List

Taiwan News Quick Take

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

■POLITICS

Congress ties established

The legislature established amity associations with members of the Mongolian and Danish congresses yesterday. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), who heads both of the associations, said the objective of the organizations was to urge the government to increase cultural exchanges with the two nations. Legislators are scheduled to visit Mongolia during the legislature’s upcoming recess, she said. The current legislative session, originally slated to go into recess today, will be extended until next Tuesday.

■TECHNOLOGY

Taiwanese Web less risky

Taiwan’s Web domain was ranked among the world’s least risky last year in a list topped by Japan and Australia, according to an annual report released by US-based security technology company McAfee. Also on the list were Canada, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico and most nations in Europe and South America. McAfee uses a technology, SiteAdvisor, to test Web sites for browser exploitation, phishing, excessive pop-ups and malicious downloads and analysis. The report was produced after analyzing more than 27 million Web sites and 104 top-level domains. It revealed that Africa’s Cameroon was the Web’s riskiest domain last year, followed by China and Samoa. The report said Cameroon’s extension .cm was easily exploited by unscrupulous users because it was similar to the popular extension .com. The report also showed a rapid deterioration in Singapore’s domain security, with the country ranked as the world’s 10th-riskiest domain last year, up from 67th the previous year, mainly because of Chinese pharmacy spam sites. Hong Kong was the riskiest domain in 2008.

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