Tuesday, November 01, 2011
MyWOT, Mozilla, Webroot mark wel-lknown advertising service, on well-known sites, as unsafe
Today, when I went to RogerEbert.com on Mozilla and looked up a review of the “4M’s” movie, I got an interruption warning from MyWOT about zedo, which is a company that delivers “advertising technology solutions” to publishers. The way MyWOT seems to interact with Mozilla and Webroot, it left the impression that continuing was very dangerous. I found this hard to believe from a well-respected site. When I checked MyWOT on zero, I found merely yellow warnings from users, here.
I can only add that Webroot is very strict about certain kinds of advertising cookies being used, when other security software allows them.
I find that some of my blogs get marked down for "vendor reliability" by MyWOT merely because of the ads that they accept.