Windows 10: Beware of WOT Browser Plugin

  1.    11 Nov 2016 #1

    Beware of WOT Browser Plugin

    Read this if you use WOT

    I've now removed WOT from all of my browsers.
    Last edited by Steve C; 11 Nov 2016 at 11:37.
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       11 Nov 2016 #2

    I spotted an article on the BBC a few days back about it, not much trust left for WOT.

    Secure browser add-on pulled after privacy lapse - BBC News
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  3.    11 Nov 2016 #3

    My Google Chrome browser automatically disabled it, said it required increased permissions. When I read what those permissions were, I removed the plugin from all my browsers. I use Hitman Pro Alert now.
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  4.    11 Nov 2016 #4

    Thanks for the info!!

    Hitman Pro Alert is a good choice.
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  5.    12 Nov 2016 #5

    Unbelievable what they pulled off there. And they keep claiming to anonymize the data they collect (and sell) even though the journalists from NDR have clearly been able to track the data back to specific users.
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