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Windows 7: Web of Trust (WOT) Add-on taken down by Chrome & Firefox

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Anak

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Web of Trust (WOT) Add-on taken down by Chrome & Firefox

Five days ago and I just noticed...

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The Web Of Trust (WOT) add-on was removed silently by the popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox soon after it was reported on German media that the add-on ‘Web Of Trust’ collects and sells the browsing history of users to third-parties, without even bothering to anonymize the user data.

Mozilla spokesman said,
“Mozilla removes browser extensions when we find that extensions violate our guidelines for add-ons. We received complaints about ‘Web of Trust’, which are related to how transparent the add-on works.”
WOT is one of the most trusted and popular add-ons used by millions of users worldwide to check the safety ratings of the websites. German news site recently reported that the add-on is malicious and can remotely execute the arbitrary commands on any web page browsed by the users including privileged browser pages.

Source: Web of Trust (WOT) Add-on taken down by Chrome & Firefox



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4 Weeks Ago   #2
torchwood

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Yep posted about that in the news section couple days ago.

Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Anak

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Think I should get them merged?
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: Firefox WOT addon. I always preferred to use this:

Bitdefender TrafficLight for Firefox :: Add-ons for Firefox
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

I have that now for FF, any suggestions for IE11? I disabled WOT there.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can use the installed version instead:

EDIT: Removed the rest of this post and will PM you the link instead.

Reason: Forum rules.


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