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I just noticed that mywot.com is blocked by openDNS as "Phishing
See for your self: http://phish.opendns.com/?url=mywot.com
An obvious false positive, but how does such nonsens
Don't they have a whitelist?
Here's the thread I started:
How do we prevent this from happening again..?
(and by the way it's not the first time)
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe. Languages:
Danish, English (and a bit Norwegian and Swedish).
We already explained what happened in the original thread. An
arbitrary URL or text can be injected into the warning page of
opendns. Please read the comments at http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/phish.opendns.co...
As Internetti sais. You can take every adress you like.
So as you can see thats "just" a technicla issue opendns has to
Gold-Member of WOT-Community
I just tried myself: http://phish.opendns.com/?url=phantazm
and was told I was a phishing site - which of course I'm not. But
this shouldn't be possible at all; why is their input data so
poorly validated? If they only receive nonsense, they should at
least notify people; after all it could be a misspelling of
something valid enough...
Dante v3.11: "So as you can see thats "just" a technicla
issue opendns has to solve"
Yes, it looks so. Doesn't it..?
By the way, my initial reaction was not "WTF!" but rather "Oh
no, not again?", as WOT earlier has had this problem: http://www.mywot.com/forum/3107-opendns
I therefore assumed that "gerry odea" had returned, but I was
Ok, back to real problems... ;-)
I've never had OpenDNS block me from mywot.com.
PhishTank was the cause from an unreliable submission?
How could that be... not every site validated in PhishTank is
blocked by OpenDNS, in fact, it's rare to get an OpenDNS Phish
Also, the PT submission (Nov 2009) references WOT
scorecard for: thekensingtonbar.co.uk
I see nothing wrong with that site except maybe how it's built,
but that's a personal opinion and not something to base a rating
The whois info for it matches both the sites address as well as
references found in Google. Yet for some reason it has a
red rating which I disagree with, so I
give it Excellent across the board along
with a comment
WOT Services Ltd. - gives us safety through Web of Trust.
WOT Community - gives us security through unity.
Thank you all
Here's how it all ended:
openDNS maintenance: "you have now gotten mywot.com
added to the global whitelist.:bigsmile: So, just in case, you
And sometimes tagging and flagging do go horribly wrong.
edit: Oh, I laughed at that thread...
And I see the history here: http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionI...
Yeah, I remember him. Mr. Clever. "
Good news, indeed! And thanks...
So, my initial mistake wasn't totally a waste of time. In the
Thats a good point for WOT. added to the global whitelist will
prevent getting this mess again.
Gold-Member of WOT-Community
A final question we could contemplate, before we move
Is this the really the only exeption, a single example, or
Are there other sites that also ought to whitelist WOT,
perhaps aren't aware of us at all, or not enough, not yet...?
Could avoid some silly mistakes... ;-)
Btw, is openDNS whitelisted by WOT..?
There is no such thing, white is not a color within WOT's
There's red and green and shades in between.
Looking at OpenDNS.com
scorecard I don't think they have much to worry about. ;-)
Invite them to use WOT.
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