Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
Web of Trust (WOT) today announced that it has received over 60 million downloads of its browser add-on. Earlier this month WOT reached other important milestone of 40 million rated websites.
The WOT add-on helps readers discover trustworthy websites by giving ratings and reviews based on the real life experiences of millions of users. WOT’s ratings are crowd-sourced through its worldwide community and provide a traffic-light system to alert users to potential threats.
The tool identifies and alerts users to questionable content, unreliable online stores, and potential threats to child safely and privacy, which traditional anti-virus software cannot pick up. The WOT community gives over two million website ratings a month, identifying both trustworthy and potentially harmful sites.
The top reported threats last month were spam and online scams, which are both big issues for today’s Internet users. A scam can be anything from a pyramid scheme to an online store selling counterfeit products, or websites that trick people into costly subscriptions.
Markus Suomi, WOT’s CEO, said: “There is a large group of users to whom being able to contribute to web safety by rating websites is very rewarding. These people can identify multiple types of threats every month and by sharing this information through WOT they can help protect other users from falling into online traps”.
Web users can start using WOT simply by downloading the free add-on to their browsers. After downloading, their browser will start displaying a colored traffic light next to every link to show the trustworthiness of a site. The WOT add-on works with Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari
About WOT Services
WOT Services Ltd. promotes and develops the website reputation rating browser add-on Web of Trust (WOT). With over 60 million downloads and 40 million rated sites, WOT helps users find trustworthy websites and provides unique information about a websites reputation. It is used by some of the world's leading Internet companies such as Facebook and Mail.Ru Group. WOT Services Ltd. was founded in 2006 and its headquarters are in Helsinki, Finland.