Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Web of Trust Extension


I have just added one new extension to my Firefox browser. This extension will try to help you decide whether the site you visited is safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. It's called WOT (Web of Trust).

How does it work? Simple. Anybody can download the extension and after that, they can give ratings to sites they visited. Those ratings are gathered around the world and it will be visible to other people who uses the WOT extensions on their browser. So, it's a collaborative project as well. Everybody contributed to this project by giving their rating based on their experience with specific sites. Up to the time i wrote this, they have scanned 20,378,973 sites and it keeps growing over time.

This extension is available for IE users as well, so i think they have made a good job to make it works on Windows system as well (for those who can't live without IE big grin)

Check their demo site to see how it works and if you are interested, go download it