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Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Bob Zenith on December 24, 2010

Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

While you’re preparing for 2011, why not take a moment and make some New Year’s Resolutions? Here are some ideas:

  • Be Safer on the Internet
  • Teach someone how to be safe on the Internet
  • Become active on an online forum dedicated to Internet safety

Or, if you’re addicted to the internet, a good resolution idea would be to try to peel yourself away from the computer and spend more time with family / friends 😉

Anyways, enjoy the last bit of 2010 while you can; the next post of PC-SOS will be in 2011.

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Calling all WOT users

Posted by Bob Zenith on December 13, 2010

Chip.de, which appears to be a German software review site (can’t be sure, I don’t speak German), has several pages for the WOT add-on (for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome) with less-than-satisfying ratings.

Current ratings:

It’s obvious that a group of people are trying to game chip.de’s reviewing system (which is only protected by a simple CAPTCHA) and lower WOT’s reputation on the web. This is especially evident in Chrome’s score, whereas the more popular versions (IE and Firefox) show more accurate scores, but still low.

It’s been suspected that the group trying to lower WOT’s reputation is the same group that submitted several poor reviews of WOT on the Mozilla Add-ons page claiming that the add-on was malware.

Please take 20 seconds of your time to visit WOT’s pages on chip.de and vote up the add-on (this can be done simply by clicking the green ‘thumbs up’ symbol and entering a CAPTCHA – requires no registration).

More background can be found here: http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/8707-bad-user-ratings-for-wot-on-chip-de

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