Fake "security scan" when installing WOT extension

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Site-rater
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Fake "security scan" when installing WOT extension

Post by Site-rater » Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:49 am

When installing the WOT extension it now refers to https://app.mywot.com/security-check?utm_source=install which is displaying a fake "security scan" in order to entice people into purchasing the paid version.

This is the kind of thing we have rated websites badly for in the past.

A440
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Re: Fake "security scan" when installing WOT extension

Post by A440 » Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:18 am

Geez, This is pure MacKeeper.

This will affect WOT's rating too. :evil:

hydranix
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Re: Fake "security scan" when installing WOT extension

Post by hydranix » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:27 am

A bunch of heavily obfuscated scripts execute that page.

I thought WoT was supposed to be trustworthy, why are they doing unethical things like this?

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