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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 08-Nov-16 15:32:34
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Anyone use "Web of Trust" browser add-on?


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A popular secure browsing tool has been pulled from web stores following a privacy lapse.

The Web of Trust (WoT) add-on is used by millions of people to check if sites safeguard data and are safe to visit.

An investigation by German broadcaster NDR found that the firm behind it sold user data without properly anonymising it.

NDR was able to identify individuals' sexual preferences, health and surfing histories from data that was sold.
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Standard User mikerner
(newbie) Fri 11-Nov-16 10:16:05
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Re: Anyone use "Web of Trust" browser add-on?


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Wow, could there possibly be a better example of irony than this...?
Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Fri 11-Nov-16 10:42:09
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Re: Anyone use "Web of Trust" browser add-on?


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I wouldn't allow WOT on any of my systems. I warned people about that add on 6 years ago.

WOT was never accurate , gathered data and any extension like that is just another vector for attackers to use against your browser.


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Standard User kasg
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Nov-16 10:59:31
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I only recently installed it following a recommendation and had already noticed it claiming some perfectly reputable sites were not. Anyway, that was short-lived, gone now.

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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 11-Nov-16 13:26:41
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As far as i'm aware there's no such thing of a web of trust and everyone should refrain from using any type of such add-on, irrespective of the developer

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 11-Nov-16 13:31:07
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That's odd. Quite an array of reputable organisations seem to know about it.

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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 11-Nov-16 23:44:03
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what i was meaning my friend is that people like myself don't endorse any of these types of websites or add-ons as the people behind them have not been independently scrutinised smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 11-Nov-16 23:59:27
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Which doesn't help the (apparent) millions possible affected that do not have your technical expertise. frown

Your post was condescending, and your reply to me supercilious, and both completely unprofessional.

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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 12-Nov-16 11:33:28
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sorry you saw my reply like that as nothing could have been further from the truth' as i've never been classed as condescending by any person throughout my 16 years of helping out in forums

you highlighted a link to a website The Web of Trust (WoT) add-on that i've never heard of and that was my reply

sorry for any offence and will stay away from such threads in future

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Edited by NICK_ADSL_UK (Sat 12-Nov-16 12:46:14)

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