Bad website rated Green

andre9
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good point

Post by andre9 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:10 pm

thanks lordpake, am changing my rating as we speak, thx

LightAce
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Just googled Adbrite

Post by LightAce » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:56 pm

I googled Adbrite and the ratings are green. Why is that?

Luis9955
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You can rate it without visiting the site

Post by Luis9955 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:00 am

You can rate sites without actually visiting them by using the builtin search on mywot.com and clicking edit my rating.

lordpake
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@LightAce

Post by lordpake » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:56 am

I have no idea why. When I googled, all I got in first page was stuff like wikipedia, Crunch etc. besides the actual company site which in itself might be harmless.

However, their ad network is far from it. Be it intentional or not. If it's not intentional, then they sure don't check the stuff they agree to publish, thus putting websurfers in danger not to mention putting the reputation of websites themselves in danger with these malicious ads.

Two examples:

WinFixer http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2007/08/30/1147027.aspx

Malicious BitTorrent software promoted through AdBrite http://torrentfreak.com/malicious-bittorrent-clients-torrent101-bitroll/

While these may indeed be isolated incidents, one can seriosuly question their lack of control what gets pushed through their network ...

"Men make good pets."

logicman
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Re: adbrite.

Post by logicman » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:09 pm

lordpake said: "While these may indeed be isolated incidents, one can seriosuly question their lack of control what gets pushed through their network ..."

Agreed! As long as the business is making money, apathy rules, but evil thrives when good people do nothing.

Xp54321
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Rated!

Post by Xp54321 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:14 am

I've rated and commented as red. Tsk, tsk, we've got to prevent this sort of thing...

Matty0364
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Rated.

Post by Matty0364 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:12 pm

Ive rated it red.

cant hear mic
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no it won't

Post by cant hear mic » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:07 am

no it won't

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