"Considered safe by WOT"

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Re: How to see why WOT consider a site unsafe?

Post by Site-rater » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:20 pm

leo3487 wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:12 pm
I cick at red circle, but WOT give me no details about why the site is unsafe
Does it show no categories? If that's the case WOT doesn't have enough confidence in rated categories to display them.

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Spammed Sites Receiving Green Rating

Post by test.subject » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:32 am

There is a current issue with WOT's AI rating where spammy sites continuously get positive ratings. This has been an issue ever since WOT started using its AI to rate sites, and it is really annoying for anyone who uses the ratings as a measure of whether or not to click on a website. To get these spammy websites to show up, just type random keywords on Google.
[img]https://i.imgur.com/WgWAk49.png[/img]
A lot of these websites have no legitimate content, and were made just for spam, so there's no point in giving these sites a green rating.
[img]https://i.imgur.com/XoDG3az.png[/img]

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Re: Spammed Sites Receiving Green Rating

Post by Site-rater » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:59 pm

test.subject wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:32 am
There is a current issue with WOT's AI rating where spammy sites continuously get positive ratings. This has been an issue ever since WOT started using its AI to rate sites, and it is really annoying for anyone who uses the ratings as a measure of whether or not to click on a website. To get these spammy websites to show up, just type random keywords on Google.
[img]https://i.imgur.com/WgWAk49.png[/img]
A lot of these websites have no legitimate content, and were made just for spam, so there's no point in giving these sites a green rating.
[img]https://i.imgur.com/XoDG3az.png[/img]
I suspect they put Cloudflare in the trusted hosts of their "AI" despite the amount of garbage that service spews. I sampled a few of those sites, Cloudflare.

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Re: "Considered safe by WOT"

Post by NetSpamFilter » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:41 am

Here is extremly huge problem which is not fixed for about 5-10 years: coderoad.ru

Someone among us decided it's cool to steal stackoverflow anwers, auto-translate them with google translate, SEO them to google and spam search results. This is extremly annoying, because it overrides actual stackoverflow search results.
And because it's bechaviour which definetly must be considered serious crime and big threat to internet in general.

Anyway, we have WOT specifically for filtering and banning such sites. BUT for years I hit this auto-translated copy-paste site (which is like phoenix, renames itself just after ban and appears in google again) and WOT is failing badly to filter them out. Common problem - they all have very bad reviews, but somehow good rating.
PLEASE fix the situation, very few technologies can protect internet from this, probably WOT is our only hope, but it fails badly in this specific example.

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Re: "Considered safe by WOT"

Post by MarkGiles » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:30 pm

WOT has a defect in its AI rating algorithm.

(a) Site canadianpharm.org is one of 80 identical Russian pharmacy fraud sites, known as "CanadianPharmacy"

Despite poor evaluation ratings, it is "Considered safe by WOT"

https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/canadianpharm.org

(b) Likewise https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/canadianfamilypharmacy.ru for the Russian fraud "Canadian Family Pharmacy"

These are 2 out of 12 frauds sites residing on IP 5.45.82.242 - belonging to ispiria.net

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