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by mario692
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: User update from WOT
Replies: 49
Views: 4946

RE: User update from WOT

<quote user="destinationtruth"> As of this posting: Time Stamp 11/3/2016 4:10:19 PM CST There seems to be no add on at Mozilla, Chrome Store, and IE store. ???? </quote> Yes, Mozilla and others removed the addon - at least temporarily. Mozilla said that numerous users reported abuse and after lookin...
by mario692
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: User update from WOT
Replies: 49
Views: 4946

RE: User update from WOT

It makes me wonder why you need to transfer the full URL in the first place. Just modify your addon so that only the domain name is transferred, problem solved. Your rating system doesn't even take anything but the domain name into account.
by mario692
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Replies: 53
Views: 6608

RE: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS

It's not a conspiracy theory, this is real. You can find the detailed analysis here: hxxps://www.kuketz-blog.de/wot-addon-wie-ein-browser-addon-seine-nutzer-ausspaeht/ They basically set up a honeypot domain, then visited this domain while WoT (and only WoT) was installed. Later, they found this exa...
by mario692
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Replies: 53
Views: 6608

RE: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS

@williKi: Don't trust your antivirus. They can't really judge if an addon is malicious or not. Most antivirus are limited to executable only. Secondly, your antivirus won't protect you from greedy dishonest companies, they only protect you from malware in the strict sense. Read hxxp://www.ghacks.net...
by mario692
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Replies: 53
Views: 6608

RE: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS

@Niki49 and others: I would recommend to completely uninstall this addon. The developers might change their servers or build new tracking functionality into their addon, then your data will be sold again.
by mario692
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Replies: 53
Views: 6608

RE: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS

P.S. Here is a source in english: hxxp://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/ (replace hxxp by http) Money quote: <quote>The data that Panorama bought from brokers contained more than ten billion web addresses. The data was not fully anonymized, as the team managed to identify people in ...
by mario692
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Replies: 53
Views: 6608

WoT = VIRUS/SPYWARE - DO NOT INSTALL / UNINSTALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

This addon is spyware according to German journalists. The greedy developers of this addons sell personal data, including your browser history, to everyone who's interested. And it's NOT anonymized. The journalists were able to link those data to REAL people. The developers of this addon are such gr...