Thursday, February 24, 2011

Safer Search with WOT

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WOT stands for “Web of Trust”. This tool, that you install as a plugin into your browsers, allows you to skim across search results and see if they are deemed safe by the WOT community. You can also contribute to the community and rate the website yourself.

The reason why I’m showing you this now, is because in the next (few?) posts, I will be giving you tips and tricks to searching for anything on the internet. Unfortunately, not everything is safe and you can end up with the latest antivirus virus (the worse one I ever had to deal with).

So, all you have to do is go to the WOT website (http://www.mywot.com/) and register for free. Then click on “Download” and scroll down and click on the download for your browser.

Now every time you search Google, you will see a little circle at the end of each link. Green is safe, Red is not safe, yellow is caution and grey is unrated.
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