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Open Source Guru Joins WOT

Michael Widenius, founder of MySQL, invests in Web of Trust

Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) February 16, 2009

Michael “Monty” Widenius, founder of MySQL and a guru for the global open source movement, has invested in WOT (Web of Trust). WOT is a free, community-driven, security add-on that helps Internet users protect themselves against online threats

When I first learned about WOT, I was intrigued because it answers the common question Internet users have – Can I trust this website? – by uniquely combining a community-driven approach, Internet resources and browser technology. The growth and success of MySQL was in many aspects due to our active user community. WOT’s big and active community shows a similar strength, and I like the fact that through WOT we are helping making the Internet a better and safer place,” said Widenius, who will take a seat on the company’s Board of Directors.

Web of Trust offers Internet users preventive protection against Internet scams, identity theft, spyware, spam and unreliable online shops. The WOT security add-on provides safety ratings to search results when using Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Digg and other popular sites, helping users protect their computers and personal information.

WOT’s Website rating information is continuously updated by the user community and from numerous trusted sources, such as listings of malware and phishing sites. The free Internet security add-on works with Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers and can be downloaded at http://www.mywot.com.

More news Dept: Worm Bounty set by Microsoft ($250,000)

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  1. TechPaul,

    As an advocate of WOT-Web of Trust, I can not emphasize the importance of this browser add-on. It is very easy to install and once you get accustomed to it being there, you feel lost when you are at another PC and it is not installed.

    Rick

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    Comment by whatsonmypc | February 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Rick,
      The very intuitive and easy WOT plug-in has been downloaded “over 3 million times” (as you know). I just took a look at http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm and it says there currently is over 1.5 billion Internet users globally.

      So we have a little bit of work ahead of us “spreading the word”, eh?

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      Comment by techpaul | February 16, 2009 | Reply


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