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Safer Surfing Update

From Tech-Thoughts:
WOT logoAs regular readers of this site know, I have been a strong proponent of the WOT browser security add-on. Despite some shortcomings, it still remains the best available security add-on to enhance Internet users’ safety while surfing an ever increasing unsecure Internet. panda_logo

It’s good news then, that WOT and Panda Security have combined efforts to further enhance this free tool.”

Please see, WOT Teams Up With Panda Security

August 1, 2009 - Posted by | advice, browsers, computers, Internet, security

5 Comments »

  1. I use WOT, but like almost all security addons, they only work if you heed them. Trojans usually only work if YOU accept and activate them!

    So, lets see.. what is Panda Security?

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    Comment by Kloplop321 | August 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. Kloplop321,
    While there is some truth to what you say about trojans, malware can also be installed with no user input at all. These links may help.
    Panda Security
    XSS
    Drive-by download
    Browser Exploit (ActiveX, JavaScript)
    Clickjacking
    And maybe search the term “Poisoned Websites”…

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    Comment by techpaul | August 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. oh yes I know that, but I am talking in terms of sites: it displays a warning, and really steps in the way if it thinks you are in a bad place, but like a gentleman, it will step aside if you so wish it.
    Thanks for providing the links, I think the readers will find it useful!

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    Comment by Kloplop321 | August 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. This is good news! Thanks!

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    Comment by Josh | August 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Josh,
      It is a bit early to tell exactly what this new Panda+WOT “relationship” will bring into being, but I think the possibility for mutual benefit is certainly there; which can only help us (the “end user”) in the long run.

      Thanks for dropping by.

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      Comment by techpaul | August 2, 2009 | Reply


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