Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Webroot Brightcloud site ratings: a closer look


I occasionally get warned on sites by Webroot Secure Anywhere. Some have an orange ball on search results and seem to be marked orange because they are new and little information is available.  Some sites that would seem reputable get blocked.
    
I find various discussion forums and threads, such as this one.
  
It seems that the site to look up is Webroot’s “Brightcloud” which has a URL lookup here.  It requires a captcha.
    
I consistently find with sites that get an orange rating (and even some that get blocked) that the sites have low popularity but do not show a history of any actual infections in the past twelve months. 
  
Brightcloud does allow URL owners to submit requests for review, here

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