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Have you ever had a nightmare where you see all your data or money being stolen just because you had unfortunately logged into an insecure server? Well, if you are living in North Korea, Somalia, Sudan or Ethiopia, that bad dream of yours might just come true. For in these countries, there is a strong possibility that you may hardly come across a secure internet server.

According to a World Bank data of 2015, in these countries and some others, especially African nations, there were zero secure internet servers per one million people. So, people living in these countries are often affected with identity theft, computer breakdowns and virus attacks, just some of the risks that are associated with using unsecured internet servers.

Consider yourself somewhat lucky if you are living in countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh, Iraq, Uganda, Haiti, Pakistan, Tajikistan or Nepal, as here the data suggested that the number of secured internet servers ranged between 1 to 4. In India, the figure stood at only seven secured internet servers per one million people. Meanwhile, China was slightly ahead of its neighbor with just 10 servers per million people. Still, both India and China need to invest better in installing secure servers.

However, you are really lucky if you are living in European nation Liechtenstein. With a whopping 10,232 secured internet servers per one million people, the possibility of the residents’ data being subjected to risks is negligible. Coming at the second spot on the higher end was Bermuda where there were 7,205 secured internet servers per million people. Nations such as Switzerland, Iceland and Monaco showed figures of 3,100, 3,407, and 3,976 respectively.

As of 2015, the United States had a figure of 1,650 per million people; however, its northern neighbor Canada had 1,309. The figures in Australia and New Zealand stood at 1,461 and 1,299. In Europe, while Liechtenstein was at the higher end, Albania was at the bottom with 38. As per the data, in North America, the figure stood at 1,617 per million people; in the European Union it was 965; in Sub Saharan Africa 10 and in South Asia just six.

(Data sourced from World Bank)


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