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Cameroon the New Hotbed of Malware

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the none-more-infected dept.

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garg0yle writes "According to McAfee, more than a third of Cameroon domains (TLD of .cm) are infested with viruses or other not-so-fun party treats. Given that it's very easy to mis-type .com as .cm, this puts the computers of a lot of fat-fingered typists in peril. Second place on the most-infested domains list goes to China (.cn), while Hong Kong (last year's 'winner') is now comfortably middle-of-the-pack."

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Mistype (1, Insightful)

Lunoria (1496339) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307466)

While I can believe that .cm is a mistype for .com, what about .co, .con, .om? They don't seem to be high risk websites. I also bet that .con is a more common mistype than .cm I also wonder whether slashdot.og is infested with viruses.

Re:Mistype (5, Funny)

DavMz (1652411) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307552)

I have n "" letter n my keybard, yu insensitive cld!

Re:Mistype (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30310942)

Sounds you got one of those keyboards left by the W Bush admin for the next president.

lol (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307580)

i always mistype it as .cum XD

Re:lol (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307694)

why don't we just send all the niggers back to Africa. when crime is reduced to near-zero as a result, we can focus our efforts on eradicating malware! of course the lobbyists who profit from private prisons won't benefit from all the niggers going back to Africa, so maybe they will go to Africa too!

Re:Mistype (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307588)

what about .co, .con, .om?

.co is Colombia, .om is Oman, but .con doesn't exist.

They don't seem to be high risk websites.

What is "they" in that sentence, or did you mean "TLDs" instead of "websites"?

I also wonder whether slashdot.og is infested with viruses.

.og doesn't exist. You might want to consult a list of TLDs before you ask a bunch of "what about" questions. Or install a robust browser and try to load the url instead of just wondering about it.

Re:Mistype (1)

tsalmark (1265778) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307612)

Some one with mod points give this guy a boost, I was about to say the same thing but, it's already been said by an anon.

Re:Mistype (0)

Lunoria (1496339) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307710)

what about .co, .con, .om?

.co is Colombia, .om is Oman, but .con doesn't exist.

They don't seem to be high risk websites.

What is "they" in that sentence, or did you mean "TLDs" instead of "websites"?

I also wonder whether slashdot.og is infested with viruses.

.og doesn't exist. You might want to consult a list of TLDs before you ask a bunch of "what about" questions. Or install a robust browser and try to load the url instead of just wondering about it.

Yes, I meant TLD's not webistes. I wasn't aware that .con wasn't a valid TLD (It should be valid for the scammers). And .og was meant to be a joke. I'm not an internet expert, just someone who surfs the web with Firefox and Noscript.

Re:Mistype (1)

Fred_A (10934) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309336)

Yes, I meant TLD's not webistes. (sic) I wasn't aware that .con wasn't a valid TLD . And .og was meant to be a joke.

Which makes your comment worthwhile how, exactly ? Please refrain if you have no idea what you're talking about or take a minute to use your search engine of choice to see what the hell it is that people are talking about. As a rule geographic TLDs match the two letter country codes (as defined by ISO, see ISO-3166-1, relevant table is "alpha 2") most of the time.
See the handy table at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1#Officially_assigned_code_elements [wikipedia.org] or http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/ [iana.org] for the real (internet-related) thing.

I'm not an internet expert, [...]

You don't say...
But that's not a handicap. We all start that way, and then we learn (if we are so inclined).

Re:Mistype (1)

Spazztastic (814296) | more than 4 years ago | (#30311410)

I wasn't aware that .con wasn't a valid TLD (It should be valid for the scammers).

Really? We should dedicate a whole TLD just for scammers? Was that supposed to be a joke?

And .og was meant to be a joke.

Ok, I guess you did mean it as a joke if you thought that one would fly too. It went over like a lead balloon, though.

Here's a tip from an internet professional: Do research before you make posts on a site that you can't delete or edit your comments on. If you make a mistake, reply to yourself and correct it. Otherwise people who have karma to burn will correct you, much like myself.

Re:Mistype (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307826)

.CONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

To that I'll add (3, Informative)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307886)

That different nations treat their TLDs differently. Some sell them to anyone who wants one. You can register them as long as you are willing to pay whatever fee it is they ask. The .tv domain is one such domain. Others make the domains available, but only to people or organizations that meet certain requirements like citizenship. Canada (.ca) would be one like that. Any Canadian can have a .ca domain if they are willing to pay for it, but non-Canadians can't buy one. Still others only use their domain for government or internal functions. The .us domain was like that at one time. You could get it only as an entity like a county government or a high school or something (it is now open for registration). Finally some countries simply don't do anything with their TLD, it just isn't used at all and there's no way to get it.

So just because a TLD exists, doesn't mean it can be used for any given purposes.

Re:To that I'll add (1)

dissy (172727) | more than 4 years ago | (#30311320)

Reminds me of the time I tried to get an Antarctica domain (.aq), and the first email I got back stated "Sorry, to register you must live on the ice"

As for the history of the .us cctld, even back in the late 80s, one could register a subdomain out of it being an individual (and it was free too! Then again, so was .com)

However they did have and enforce a strict organizational structure.
From what I recall, you had to get [something].county.state.us
Later they opened it up more, but was still state/group sectioned at the second level, IE blah.k12.us for a school. These days for the right price anyone can get a blah.us

I also had a Canadian .ca domain, but the admin contact was my mailing address in Canada instead of my US one. So I think resident was the only requirement, not citizen.
That or they just had poor checking of citizenship back then ;}

Re:Mistype (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307944)

what about .co, .con, .om?

.co is Colombia, .om is Oman, but .con doesn't exist.

Well, on my name server, .con tld is an alias to .ng.

Re:Mistype (1)

Antiocheian (859870) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308152)

'But wheah's the necessity? It seems an uncommonly woundabout and hopelessly wigmawolish method of getting anywheahs. Look heah now, I've got the wuhks of the mastahs -- the gweat ahchaeologists of the past. I wigh them against each othah -- balance of the disagweements -- analyze the conflicting statements -- decide which is pwobably cowwect- and come to a conclusion. That is the scientific method. At least' -- patronizingly -- 'as I see it. How insuffewably cwude it would be to go to Ahctuwus, oah to Sol, foah instance, and blundah about, when the old mastahs have covahed the gwound so much moah effectually than we could possibly hope to.'

-- Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Re:Mistype (1)

jez9999 (618189) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308754)

.co is Colombia, .om is Oman, but .con doesn't exist.

That's a shame, coz then we could have all the malware and phishing websites under one roof like porn is with .xxx. :-(

Re:Mistype (4, Informative)

jrumney (197329) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307652)

It depends on the policies of the registrar for those top level domains. Some countries allow free for all registration of domain names, others restrict registration to local companies and citizens only. Also many country tlds require specific sub-domains such as .com.co, which reduce the usefulness of those domains for typo-squatters.

In any case... (3, Insightful)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307836)

In any case, if (as the article claims) one third of Cameroon domains host malware, the implication is that two thirds don't. I would be very curious to know what percentage of US domains host malware.

Regardless of the answer, the appropriate response is to use a robust browser and block individual sites, not block out whole nations. Otherwise one might just as well move to China.

Re:Mistype (2, Informative)

Potor (658520) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307658)

I can't remember the last time I typed "com".

Seriously - with ctrl+enter, who needs to?

Re:Mistype (2, Funny)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309416)

You should be grateful you're not here where we have .co.uk addresses. You wouldn't believe the number of times I've typed in .cock and got something unexpected popping up on my monitor...

Re:Mistype (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307674)

I just went there, and BUY CHEAP VIAGRA yes, it is WILL MAKE YOU 9 INCHES LARGER full of viruses. SO BIG YOU COULD PUT IT ON A BUN AND EAT IT!

Re:Mistype (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308330)

Ewe. Who would want to eat that virus-infested thing, even if it's full of viagra goodness!

Re:Mistype (4, Informative)

grcumb (781340) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307724)

While I can believe that .cm is a mistype for .com, what about .co, .con, .om? They don't seem to be high risk websites. I also bet that .con is a more common mistype than .cm

It hardly matters. What many of the press reports (including El Reg) seem to ignore is the second most risky TLD in the world: .com.

I'll bet you dollars to donuts that, because of the size and popularity of the TLD, .com is significantly more of a threat to the average Internet user than .cm.

And while we're at it, how about a link to the actual report [mcafee.com] ? (warning: PDF)

Re:Mistype (0, Offtopic)

Mad Merlin (837387) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307832)

And while we're at it, how about a link to the actual report [mcafee.com] ? (warning: PDF)

Do people really still fear PDFs? I can't believe Acrobat Reader is still so utterly utterly broken out of the box when every single other PDF reader will open a PDF more or less instantaneously.

Re:Mistype (1)

halcyon1234 (834388) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309550)

...second most risky TLD in the world: .com.

Are you sure? Can you provide a link?

And while we're at it, how about a link to the actual report? [mcafee.com] (warning: PDF)

Mcafee and a PDF. Two pieces of malware from one .com site. Excellent evidence, sir.

Re:Mistype (1)

icannotthinkofaname (1480543) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308122)

It's a bit of a stretch for me to believe that .cm is a typo of .com. When I mistype .com, it's usually .co or .cmo. But I never just forget the o like that.

Re:Mistype (1)

petermgreen (876956) | more than 4 years ago | (#30310362)

what about .co, .om?
assigned to colombia and oman respectively but don't allow registrations directly under the tld so not useful for cybersquatters. .con
doesn't exist.

I also wonder whether slashdot.og is infested with viruses. .og doesn't exist either

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307470)

FRIST PSOT!

POLL: have you ever mistyped .cm for .com? (2, Interesting)

theNAM666 (179776) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307486)

Really? I've never done it. Never. /me goes to point .cm to 127.0.0.1 .

Re:POLL: have you ever mistyped .cm for .com? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307784)

I prolly shouldn't do that, this machine I'd point to is full of current malware.

(if I'm on my analysis machine, that is...)

Re:POLL: have you ever mistyped .cm for .com? (1)

Nimey (114278) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309826)

Once just recently - I was holding my infant daughter so had to type one-handed.

OpenDNS caught the error and warned me away from a malware site. Don't remember where I was going at the time.

Wouldn't it be safer to... (3, Insightful)

Antony-Kyre (807195) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307504)

to just block the whole Net? That way, you can't visit any website, thus avoid all websites hosting malware. Either that or have a patched, updated browser, and use smart surfing habits.

Re:Wouldn't it be safer to... (5, Insightful)

mysidia (191772) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307584)

Blocking .cm can be a helpful step, because it blocks a portion of the hostnames that (A) if you visit has a very high probability of infecting you, and (B) that an intentional visit to is unlikely.

So you can block .cm with a notable increase in safety, with a minimal decrease in usefulnes of your internet access.

The same could not be said of blocking the whole net. Blocking the whole net reduces the utility of your network connection, since it means you can no longer navigate to the sites that you do want to, with high probability.

Re:Wouldn't it be safer to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308348)

Blocking the whole net reduces the utility of your network connection, since it means you can no longer navigate to the sites that you do want to, with high probability.

Just being a smart ass here, but I don't think it'd be a high probability of blocking, it would be blocking it, so that'd be a certainty of blocking... Unless /. or other public sites are on your intranet.

Re:Wouldn't it be safer to... (2, Funny)

srussia (884021) | more than 4 years ago | (#30310158)

Blocking .cm can be a helpful step

I live in Cameroon, you insensitive clod! But then again, malware is not at the top of my worry list... carry on then.

Re:Wouldn't it be safer to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308412)

Even if your web browser had buns of steel, all it would take is for one add-on to be able to run malformed code, and you are compromised. Browsers are pretty secure, its just getting add-on makers to actually trouble themselves in actually considering end users more than just parasites.

com (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307530)

I never type it, ctrl+enter works in every browser I used to fill in the www and com.

No, I don't think it is (3, Interesting)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307536)

Given that it's very easy to mis-type .com as .cm, ...

I can safely say I've never done this. I've made other errors - such as ending up in Estonia's (.ee) web space on occasion, since I work in an electrical engineering department. But I can't believe leaving out the "o" from ".com" is particularly easy or at all common.

Now if you wanted to talk about Colombia (.co) being a frequent typo for .com domains, then I might find it more believable. I have done that on rare occasions.

Re:No, I don't think it is (1)

trawg (308495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308544)

I can safely say I've never done this. I've made other errors - such as ending up in Estonia's (.ee) web space on occasion, since I work in an electrical engineering department. But I can't believe leaving out the "o" from ".com" is particularly easy or at all common.

I can't figure out how you think ending up at a domain ending in .ee because you're an electrical engineer is less weird than mistyping .com

Re:No, I don't think it is (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308644)

So missing the m key, or not pressing it hard enough is logical but missing out the o is just crazy talk?

I guess that makes sense...if you have a particularly weak index finger.

Re:No, I don't think it is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308860)

I suppose it was something like this [www.ee] ?

Auto-Correcting Domains (1)

cshbell (931989) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307630)

It's water under the bridge, but in hindsight, it would have been better to not create the alternate TLDs .cm, .co. While I'm at it, tell me there's a good reason we have augmented reality iPhones and 60 MPG cars but not web browsers that autocorrect non-existent TLDs.

Seriously, why doesn't every browser have a "I don't live in Cameroon or Colombia; auto-correct .cm and .co to .com, don't warn me when doing it, and don't bother me about this again" option? (I know, I know, .hosts and/or Firefox extensions. Still.)

Re:Auto-Correcting Domains (4, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307680)

I knew a guy called Teh but unfortunately Microsoft tools auto correct that to The.

Re:Auto-Correcting Domains (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307896)

I knew a guy called Teh but unfortunately Microsoft tools auto correct that to The.

Clearly he should change his name. I'd like to suggest Meh.

Re:Auto-Correcting Domains (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307816)

It's water under the bridge, but in hindsight, it would have been better to not create the alternate TLDs .cm, .co. While I'm at it, tell me there's a good reason we have augmented reality iPhones and 60 MPG cars but not web browsers that autocorrect non-existent TLDs.

Seriously, why doesn't every browser have a "I don't live in Cameroon or Colombia; auto-correct .cm and .co to .com, don't warn me when doing it, and don't bother me about this again" option? (I know, I know, .hosts and/or Firefox extensions. Still.)

...or you could just learn to type

Re:Auto-Correcting Domains (3, Insightful)

Tynin (634655) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308632)

Maybe because it is a world wide web, and some people who live in the US may not have as limited of interests as you?

Re:Auto-Correcting Domains (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308948)

You should try KDE, I think you'd like it.

stuck key (2, Insightful)

wizardforce (1005805) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307650)

typing *.cm instead of .com is as simple as having an o key that gets stuck occasionally and not noticing the typo. All it takes is a keyboard that needs a good cleaning and a user that isn't paying enough attention.

Re:stuck key (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307844)

typing *.cm instead of .cm is as simple as having an key that gets stuck ccasinally and nt nticing the typ. All it takes is a keybard that needs a good cleaning and a user that isn't paying enough attentin.

FTFY ;-)

white man's fault (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307662)

somehow i just KNOW this is the fault of the white man.

Re:white man's fault (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308118)

Well it wasn't Cameroon's military that invented the Internet.

.hk TLD Was Up There Due to Bone Headed Registrar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307716)

Fact is that last year in an effort to sell more domains, the registrar responsible for the .hk TLD (HKIRC http://hkirc.hk/) were willing to sell to anyone as long as you could put down a credit card online. As a result the amount of spam and malware web sites using .hk sky rocketed. The .hk domain was frequently top of the Spamcop charts.

Eventually enough pressure was put on HKIRC to change their registration procedure to make it harder to register domains and this is the reason why .hk has fallen in the rankings. My guess is that the .cm registrar just cares about getting money and less about where their domains go.

Bo

OpenDNS has an option to fix this (3, Informative)

robbak (775424) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307754)

Opendns has an option to automatically 'correct' .cm requests to .com, which I always turn on. If Cameroon does not want people doing this, then it would have to police it's domain closely, instead of using it as a cash cow.

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30308150)

OpenDNS also rewrites NXDOMAINS to host advertisements.

Why do people keep spamming this service like it doesn't suck?

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (1)

QuoteMstr (55051) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308232)

OpenDNS really is an abomination unto the Domain Naming System as bad as any ISP's NXDOMAIN redirection.

But IOKIYFTM --- It's Okay If You're Fighting The Man

(Or have a PR department that creates that impression.)

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (1)

shentino (1139071) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308308)

Because it's opt-in and doesn't hijack your DNS unless you tell it to?

I don't use it myself though sicne I run bind and do my own DNS caching.

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30310916)

Why do lies get +1 informative :/

OpenDNS also rewrites NXDOMAINS to host advertisements.

That is an option. If you can't open a preference page and uncheck a checkbox, perhaps you should not be administering DNS anywhere, since it is always more complex to know what hostname->IP means than a simple on/off checkbox.

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (1)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 4 years ago | (#30311158)

On top of it there's nothing open about them. No source, no open development, community, etc. Its just a company that tracks people and breaks NXDOMAIN. Man, is running bind on something so hard? There's even a pretty nice dumbed down GUI windows port called Treewalk.

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (1)

KazW (1136177) | more than 4 years ago | (#30308374)

OpenDNS breaks the DNS standard, as it returns a search page for non-existent domains, there was actually a /. article about sites doing this not too long ago. Lastly, not to mention, you're letting a 3rd party track almost 100% of your net activity.

In closing, "smart" DNS is a dumb decision, even for dumb people.

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (1)

dissy (172727) | more than 4 years ago | (#30310986)

OpenDNS breaks the DNS standard, as it returns a search page for non-existent domains, there was actually a /. article about sites doing this not too long ago.

That is an option that can be turned on and off to your own desire.
Just uncheck the checkbox on your preferences page and it will not rewrite nxdomain.

FYI, most people like that feature. For the rest, who either don't like it, or do like it but for technical reasons can not have it, you can just not enable it.

Lastly, not to mention, you're letting a 3rd party track almost 100% of your net activity.

You say that like it is only true when using opendns and not true all other times.

All you are doing is changing 3rd party from your ISP into opendns, so in those cases that option is always there.
And no, it does not matter if you run your own DNS server, since it needs to get records from some upstream service too...

I can understand not trusting your ISP (some ISPs simply have proven themselves untrustworthy), but I don't see why you would trust ICANN that much more than OpenDNS. ICANN has done some really rotten things too (Including rewritting NXDOMAIN but without any option to disable it!)

Re:OpenDNS has an option to fix this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30311828)

OpenDNS is one of the worst DNS services out there. (re: NXDOMAINS)

Cameroon is in Africa! (1, Informative)

mi (197448) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307782)

I hereby denounce this article — and the pseudo-statistics in it — as racist!

Gebyy zl nff!..

Is omitting a letter really a problem? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 4 years ago | (#30307802)

If so, change keyboards.

I see the real threat in letters getting mixed up (which probably does not matter so much in 3 letter TLDs, since I don't know of a cmo or ogr TLD) or a typo (.con, .prg), which also usually don't really result in anything damaging. .cm being mistyped as .cn might be a problem, though. But then again, it's like missing the flood to reach the drought, so...

I HATE YOU!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30307892)

HELLO WORLD HOW ARE YOU?!!

The world is infected! Buy our stuff! (1)

tjstork (137384) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309112)

Let's get real and understand that the real purpose of providing this "information" is marketing. It is there to reinforce the message that the world is hopelessly infected with computer viruses and you absolutely MUST have the offerings of McAffee and other anti-virus software vendors. I'm not even sure why anyone would believe it is true.

Re:The world is infected! Buy our stuff! (1)

dskzero (960168) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309534)

So you are arguing that it's better to avoid antivirus completely?

Re:The world is infected! Buy our stuff! (1)

aBaldrich (1692238) | more than 4 years ago | (#30312328)

So you are arguing that it's better to avoid antivirus completely?

There is hope beyond McAffee. Repent and convert to Linux.

Re:The world is infected! Buy our stuff! (1)

dskzero (960168) | more than 4 years ago | (#30312752)

I don't need to convert to anything. I'd rather use NOD32 and continue my windows ways that haven't failed me. Sorry. :)

ultimate acai max (0, Troll)

brandyy (1692124) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309120)

Disabling the messenger service will get rid of ONE of Microsoft's Security holes, but there are plenty more which attract 114,000 virii. So, to get RID of malware, just get rid of Microsoft and install a good open source software such as www.kubuntu.org instead. ultimate acai max [goarticles.com]

Always one rotten apple (1)

hesaigo999ca (786966) | more than 4 years ago | (#30309512)

There will always be a worst and best in this category, as in anything you do in life. The problem is when it is deliberately set to that which happens to be .cm (which could be a mistype for many people)...if you think of whether this was intentional on the hackers part, you better believe it.

It could be any of the countries that have domains, and have no real talent for programming websites, but in the end,
you have to wonder, most are hosted on regular ISPs that offer the .cm extension, so should they not be partially responsible too, for at least quick testing the sites vulnerability with a tool or something....and if they find anything, the website owners are responsible to fix it, or get their vulnerable or compromised websites taken down.

That's just my 2 cents though

Is there an easy way......? (1)

jameskojiro (705701) | more than 4 years ago | (#30310792)

To block any top level domain? I mean like an entry in the hosts file, etc.....

Re:Is there an easy way......? (1)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 4 years ago | (#30311240)

Nope, a host file is static and wont support and wildcards like *.cm.

You can run bind and play with the configuration or you can set your firewall to not let you make connections to cameroon's netblocks. That's assuming the cm stuff is actually hosted there. If not then you need to block via DNS.

# Country: CAMEROON
# ISO Code: CM
# Total Networks: 16
# Total Subnets: 100,864
41.92.128.0/17
41.190.224.0/22
41.191.100.0/22
41.202.192.0/19
41.204.64.0/19
41.205.0.0/19
41.205.64.0/19
41.211.96.0/19
41.216.176.0/20
41.217.128.0/19
41.223.28.0/22
193.17.215.0/24
195.24.192.0/19
195.234.120.0/22
196.3.90.0/24
196.202.232.0/21

http://www.countryipblocks.net/country-blocks/select-formats/ [countryipblocks.net]

Rip off alert (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30311462)

That's just lame, I've never seen anyone (including me) misspell com for cm or cn. I think someone at godaddy or another registrar is trying make a quick buck here, as in "Guys! Go register .cm and .cn for all your domains".

Buyer beware

Wow, another reference to Cameroon! (1)

motherpusbucket (1487695) | more than 4 years ago | (#30311932)

I have not heard that country mentioned since Eddie Murphy disguised himself as an exchange student from Cameroon in 'Trading Places' back in the 80's.

logical fail: you miss the point entirely (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30312654)

Yet again, someone has a logical disconnect between chair and keyboard. Common occurrences such as these should not surprise me, but I'm always surprised by a lack of common sense. It's amazing how many people think "caveat emptor" is an hors d'oeuvre that should be served on crackers.

It's not the fucked up websites hosting malware that put computers at risk. It's the fucked up pile of shit Windows that puts computers at risk. If Windows didn't suck donkey dicks, the malware wouldn't even exist.

I want to grow up to be like Bill Gates: write shitty fucked up code then write code to exploit the holes in my shitty fucked up code, then charge the users for more shitty fucked up code that claims to fix the holes but doesn't, and repeat that cycle until I'm a billionaire too.

How long will it take for Macroturd to lobby for hate-crime legislation to outlaw Windows bashing?

Windows, the poster child for the "How To Fuck Up A Computer Foundation".

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