Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Trust Me!
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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Trust Me! » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:15 am

Yea, I see, I guess I was just looking for a community of people like this who ONLY report virus sites, I really just want a way to know which sites are known to have viruses or harmful computer attacks and which ones don't at first glance.

Still, this is a pretty good tool because I do have Norton 360, but Norton only stops an attack after it is issued, it can't prevent you from going on the site it's self. This tool allows me to have a higher chance that I will never hit a virus site to start with. Norton is blocking on average 3 - 5 attacks a week on me and I feel eventually, one will get through.

It would still be cool if there was that famous yellow triangle with ! in it for sites that a majority label as an actual attack on the computer. Thanks for clearing this up though.

c۞g
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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by c۞g » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:36 am

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What I am saying is, people are RATING "trustworthy" as 4 and 7 just because it has adult content. And the reason why is because Adult content is red so people are putting trustworthy in the red. You can see how that can confuse people right?
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Many adult sites are affiliates linking elsewhere, some are directly compromised where clicking to watch a video results in Malware, others incorporate advertisements which then transmits malware (malvertising), then there are those adult sites which require an email address (harvesting / spam) So it all depends upon the site as to how others may trust it - which is what WOT is about.

Figure10
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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Figure10 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:28 pm

I don't rate sites red in all categories for adult content, only in child safety. If you want you can change the settings of the add-on so you don't get a pop-up or warning for child safety.

Myxt
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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Myxt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:25 pm

@Trust Me! - simplest of all ...
Use the McAfee SiteAdvisor browser add-on for an instant safety visual: http://www.siteadvisor.com/
Click the WoT browser add-on icon and review the current site's trust scorecard.

You did not mention other red sites such as financial scams. These typically have no porn or malware and refuse to understand wihy we rate them low in all categories.

WoT is about trust, which includes safety. To separate all the elements of a site's reputation, run it through http://urlvoid.com/

hotdoge3
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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by hotdoge3 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:27 am

Trustworthiness
Privacy
Vendor reliability
Child Safety

if its Porn then pick Child Safety, spyware pick Trustworthiness as Red but some make all Red not good

Guest

RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:53 am

@hotdoge3

Great words! Now go tell that to the millions of WOT users out there that do not visit the forum but only use the addon and rate as they like. I think they need more education than we do about the worries you are trying to spread all around the forum.

Oh, and maybe get check for an answer to the issues you think you are seeing: http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/14676-an-unrated-privacy-and-vendor-porn-site?comment=152584#comment-152584

thomassisson
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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by thomassisson » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:31 pm

This issue has come up in multiple venues and I agree with the argument that porn site should not automatically. receive bad ratings. Additionally, this makes it difficult to determine trustworthy sites with adult content from untrustworthy sites with adult content. I know that there are people who will continue to poorly rate sites with adult content. You may argue with them until you are blue in the face and it will make no difference. Sites that portray activity that is illegal (not actually commit) in one or more locations should not affect the rating either. Many sites that portray illegal activity are not poorly rated. This is also impossible to argue. Additionally, many people who view online pornography do not want to identify themselves by rating porn sites. I know ratings are anonymous while comments aren't, but this will not stop paranoia. I know that some sites use unscrupulous ways to promote themselves. I also know that it is annoying when malware sends a link to a porn site. Pay for promotion is a separate issue. If you receive a porn link from a friend or someone on a social network, tell your friend or report it to the social network. Don't get angry and rate the porn website that may not even have sent you the link. If you don't like a website, ignore it. If you don't know how to ignore someone, ask me and I will demonstrate. :-)

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