Bad guys go nuts on SiteAdvisor!

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Bad guys go nuts on SiteAdvisor!

Post by MysteryFCM » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:46 pm

[cite]"Presumably in an effort to undo the work done by us good guys, it seems the bad guys are now going absolutely nuts on SiteAdvisor, deliberately mis-rating good sites as bad, and bad sites as good.

This user for example, who rated a slew of malicious sites as bad, and a few good sites (hosts-file.net, mywot.com and err - this blog?) as bad;

http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/sear ... chid=27722

How do we know who these guys are? Well lets take one random site they rated as good, mcafee-malware.com;"[/cite]

http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2009/08/bad ... visor.html

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Re: Bad guys go nuts on SiteAdvisor!

Post by Sami » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:57 pm

Sadly, this is one of the downsides to sites ... that allow user based ratings - they're ripe for abuse.

No, that's the downside of comments, and of course, trivial rating systems that haven't prepared for abuse.

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hehe

Post by MysteryFCM » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:12 pm

That's what I meant ;o)

Apologies for not making it clear :o(

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Wow.

Post by SpiderLover » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:21 pm

I saw the fake reviews last night.
I hope McAfee will ban them...
And I hope they don't come to WOT.

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....

Post by MysteryFCM » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:26 pm

Many have already reported them to SA, and I got in touch with my contact at SA/McAfee to try and get something done about them :o)

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The comments

Post by Reprotected » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:40 pm

Aren't those comments from mmartin42?

Just MyWOT and SpywareBlaster, I guess... Found a malicious or fraudulent website? Rate it at WOT ASAP! Found a game hacker? Report it to the game's anti-cheat team! Infected with a virus? Delete it with an antivirus =P

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if they come to wot, i hope

Post by demonluo » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:14 pm

if they come to wot, i hope someone will report them...
http://www.mywot.com/en/support/feedback/problem

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Siteadvisor

Post by Jared Gray » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:31 am

I switched from Site Advisor long ago.. Just didn't cut it.. There is no way they are really going to affect the mcafee system even with 100 ratings\comments.. WOT acccels in this department.. I'm pretty sure any bad user who comes to WOT with the intent to screw things up knows it's almost impossible with this type of community already....

Peace
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Jared Gray

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"Aren't those comments from mmartin42?"

Post by phantazm » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:59 am

Well, I have noticed this coincidense:

stop-bashers2003: "''Coloradochris' and his friends (Sharons, SpiderLover, phantazm) have defamed literally thousands of sites claiming spam, viruses, and bad shopping experiences from sites within seconds of each other. Literally impossible. No doubt this conduct will catch up with them soon..."

Spamchecker2005: "Actually, 'coloradochris' and his friends have defamed literally thousands of sites claiming spam, viruses, and bad shopping experiences from sites within seconds of each other. Literally impossible. No doubt this conduct will catch up with them soon..."

Am I the only one that find these two texts strikingly similar..?

I think we may safely assume:

stop-bashers2003 = Spamchecker2005 = mmartin42 (= usinfosearch.com)

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Re: "Aren't those comments from mmartin42?"

Post by SpiderLover » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:53 pm

Makes sense to me.

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