Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

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Erwin Rommelfan
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Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

Post by Erwin Rommelfan » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:08 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mywot/2244303152/in/photostream/

I know the other three catergories; Adult Content (Porn sites), Software (games, screensavers, programs) and Entertainment(General Videos).

But whats under "Other"?

c۞g
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RE: Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

Post by c۞g » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:01 pm

Old graphic, from February 2008.

I had to search the blog and discovered this blog entry:
Mon 11 Feb 2008
[url=http://www.mywot.com/blog/wot-study-sheds-light-on-the-dark-corners-of-the-internet t=_self]WOT study sheds light on the dark corners of the Internet[/url]

That blog entry points to an old press release:
February 7, 2008
http://www.mywot.com/press/february

The study revealed the largest three categories among risky websites:

* Adult content: 28% of the dangerous sites analyzed
* Software: 27% (free and licensed software sold and downloaded over the Internet)
* Entertainment: 16% (movies, games, music, screensavers, smileys)

Other dangerous categories include search sites, digital marketing providers, and consumer research sites making empty promises of free gifts or money.



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RE: Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

Post by Jazspeak » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:33 pm

The pie chart study could be updated by WOT undertaking a study of each category to see what percentage of each category of website is actually dangerous. For instance, the section titled, Entertainment, shows 16% of dangerous sites being in that category but it might be useful to know what percentage of Entertainment sites are actually dangerous, and therefore what percentage of Entertainment sites are safe.

Erwin Rommelfan
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RE: Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

Post by Erwin Rommelfan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:29 am

<quote user="g7w">
Old graphic, from February 2008.

I had to search the blog and discovered this blog entry:
Mon 11 Feb 2008
[url=http://www.mywot.com/blog/wot-study-sheds-light-on-the-dark-corners-of-the-internet t=_self]WOT study sheds light on the dark corners of the Internet[/url]

That blog entry points to an old press release:
February 7, 2008
http://www.mywot.com/press/february

The study revealed the largest three categories among risky websites:

* Adult content: 28% of the dangerous sites analyzed
* Software: 27% (free and licensed software sold and downloaded over the Internet)
* Entertainment: 16% (movies, games, music, screensavers, smileys)

Other dangerous categories include search sites, digital marketing providers, and consumer research sites making empty promises of free gifts or money.

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Thank you for your info.

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RE: Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

Post by amishrabbit » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:55 pm

Good stuff. I'd also wondered about "other" -- surmised it was as you described -- but didn't have the motivation to hunt down the explanation. Is it on the wiki now?

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RE: Question on WOT's Dangerious website pie chart.

Post by Keavs » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:19 pm

I would also say it includes certain religious and political sites, alternative medicine sites, penny auctions, work at home scams .... and a lot of smaller pie pieces as they are ferreted out.

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