You may have noticed there’s been a huge emphasis lately, on Windows Guides, about security and protection. As I’m going through the site and working on improving old posts (more about this soon), I’m trying to make sure you’re all protected for malware, identity theft, and malicious website. Something I am a fan of is community support for protection online. The Web of Trust is one of the biggest community-based website rating sites.
What is the Web of Trust?
WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT’s color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites – green to go, yellow for caution and red to stop – helping you avoid the dangerous sites.
How Can I Protect Myself?
You’ll need to take a different approach depending on the browser you’re using. Below you’ll find instructions for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera. Google Chrome does not support WOT yet (to my knowledge–please correct me if this is not the case.)
WOT with Firefox
Install this extension and let WOT start alerting you of dangerous sites.
WOT with Internet Explorer
Install this extension and, like with Firefox, WOT will start alerting you of dangerous sites.
WOT with Safari and Opera
Because Safari and Opera don’t support extensions, you’ll need to drag this bookmark to your bookmarks toolbar and then when you’re on a suspicious page, click the bookmark to check it out.
Test it Out
Try the Web of Trust out (maybe leave a review for mintywhite.com?)