30 November, 2010

Greater internet security: SWITCH blocks malicious websites

As noted on the CENTR website:

SWITCH, the registry for all country-code Internet domain names registered in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is stepping up the security measures for the Swiss internet: Swiss websites which spread malicious software and infect the computers of internet users with malware as they surf, will be removed from the web as of Thursday 25 November 2010. 

On 25 November: SWITCH will check the notifications it receives about websites spreading malware. If it finds malicious websites, SWITCH will contact the holder and the operator (provider) and ask them to resolve the problem. If no action is taken within one working day, SWITCH will block the internet address. “We will only remove a website from the web in an emergency. The aim is for the malicious site to be cleaned up rapidly”, explains Serge Droz. This consistent approach will make a key contribution to maintaining the high security standard for Swiss internet addresses.

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