Web attacks are getting more frequent now a days and its very hard for an average user to identify which site is good and which site will harm his computer. Our browser of chose becomes to play a big role in protecting our computers. Despite browsers like Firefox, Google chrome, IE, Opera and safari gives a level of protection, its still worthy to have a assurance from an independent body regarding the worthiness of the website from an unknown source.
I came across this application/add-on from a company called Web of Trust providing a significant level of assurance regarding the website that we are visiting. Say if your web site sells something or "sign up here"button, people are in real dilemma to trust or not the web site. Instead of clicking be not being sure now with Web of trust a website cab show that your online business is trusted by millions of members of Web of Trust. The WOT community has rated 26 million websites for trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. Use it to your advantage!
Installation on Google Chrome:
Installing WOT on Google Chrome is very easy as adding another addon.
Once you have accepted the license agreement and Chrome has started, the WOT button will be located at the right side of the address bar (default location). As with other aspects of the Google Chrome interface, you can easily move the WOT button to a new location that best suits your needs. You may click the "O" symbol to change its setting.
Setting page gives us more options like Guide to educate how the websites are rated, option to customize your feel of protection, WOT search page and pop up options.
Its pretty much the same procedure to install in Firefox. It got some end user license and user name registration procure with firefox. Upon installing you will find WOT symbol at left hand side of the URL box.
Checking the rating of a website
After installing the add-on, Go to a web site for which you want to check the reputation scorecard and click the "O" symbol on your left hand side of firefox.
Score card for a chosen website would look like the above screen shot. User have an option to provide their opinion about the particular website. But users opinion does not affect the website rating.