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28 September, 2006 the blog post: [https://www.mywot.com/blog/responding-to-threats Responding to threats] introduced the incorporation of ''trusted sources'' to WOT's reputation system.
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==What is a ''Trusted Source''?==
 
WOT incorporates automated scorecard references from various partners known as Trusted Sources.
 
WOT incorporates automated scorecard references from various partners known as Trusted Sources.
The Scorecard reference is added when the partner's database include an entry and when the partner's database removes an entry, WOT's scorecard removes the reference. Inclusion / removal is not immediate, it takes about 24 hours for entries to appear or disappear.
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The [[Scorecard]] reference is added when the partner's database includes an entry and when the partner's database removes an entry, WOT's scorecard removes the reference. Inclusion / removal is not immediate, it takes about 24 hours for entries to appear or disappear after WOT has received notification from the source provider.
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The current list of ''trusted sources'' includes:
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==How ''Trusted Sources'' influence the reputation of a website==
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When computing ratings, trusted sources that are added to a scorecard have a different weight according to their reliability. This weight is manually assigned and depends on how data is collected and verified by the trusted source itself. For example, trusted sources that are fully automated and have a large number of false positives are considered less reliable than trusted sources whose data are verified by real people.
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==Adult==
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==''Trusted Sources'' by category==
; Generic
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The current list of ''trusted sources'' includes
: Scorecard entries are identified with the "Appeared on an Adult listing"
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===Adult===
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*; Generic
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*: Scorecard entries are identified with the "Appeared on an Adult listing."
 
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==Malware==
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===Malware===
; hpHosts - [http://hosts-file.net/ visit]
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Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
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; DNS-BH - [http://www.malwaredomains.com/ visit]
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*CERT-GIB - [http://www.cert-gib.ru/ visit (RU)] | [http://www.cert-gib.com/ visit (EN)]
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
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; Malware Domain List - [http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/ visit]
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*DNS-BH - [http://www.malwaredomains.com/ visit]
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
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*Google Safe Browsing - [https://developers.google.com/safe-browsing/safebrowsing_faq#whyAdvisory visit]
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*hpHosts - [http://hosts-file.net/ visit]
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*Malware Domain List - [http://www.malwaredomainlist.com/ visit]
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*Malware Patrol - [http://www.malwarepatrol.net/ visit]
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*nGran - [http://ngran.com/ visit]
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*Panda - [http://www.pandasecurity.com/ visit]
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*Yandex Safe Browsing - [http://company.yandex.ru/technologies/antivirus visit]
  
; MalwareURL.com - [http://www.malwareurl.com/ visit]
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
 
 
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==Pharmaceutical==
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===Pharmaceutical===
; LegitScript.com - [http://www.legitscript.com/ visit]
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*; CIPA - [http://www.cipa.com/fraudulent-sites/ visit]
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: Entries on the scorecard are harvested from CIPA's list of fraudulent sites.
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*; LegitScript.com - [http://www.legitscript.com/ visit]
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
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:* Why trust LegitScript classifications? Forum discussion [http://www.mywot.com/forum/6473-tdp-healthcare-logistic-limited?comment=36049#comment-36049 a note from LegitScript]
 
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==Phishing==
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===Phishing===
; Artists Against 419 - [http://wiki.aa419.org/index.php/Main_Page visit]
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*; Artists Against 419 - [http://wiki.aa419.org/index.php/Main_Page visit]
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
  
; AutoShun (snort list) - [http://www.autoshun.org/ visit]
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*; AutoShun (snort list) - [http://www.autoshun.org/ visit]
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
  
; PhishTank - [http://www.phishtank.com/ visit]
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*; PhishTank - [https://www.phishtank.com/ visit]
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: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
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*; Google Safe Browsing - [https://developers.google.com/safe-browsing/safebrowsing_faq#whyAdvisory visit]
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: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
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*; Yandex Safe Browsing - [http://company.yandex.ru/technologies/antivirus visit]
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
 
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==Spam==
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===Spam===
; SpamCop - [http://www.spamcop.net/ visit]
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*; joewein.de LLC - [http://www.joewein.net/ visit]
: Entries on the scorecard come from their statistics of spamvertised websites, not from their blacklist. These SpamCop entries have very little effect on the site's reputation and are referenced as an advisory.
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: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.
  
; joewein.de LLC - [http://www.joewein.net/ visit]
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*; SURBL - [http://www.surbl.org/lists visit]
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: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.
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*; Spam404 - [http://www.spam404.com/ visit]
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.
 
: Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.
 
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===SSL Certificate===
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*; Symantec - [http://www.symantec.com/ visit]
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*: Represents having a valid Symantec SSL Certificate
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*: (Formerly VeriSign)
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===Trust seal===
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*; TRUSTe - [http://www.truste.org/ visit]
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*:Represents having a valid TRUSTe seal
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===General reference===
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These may be found on the scorecard's comment section. They do not affect the site's reputation and are presented for general reference.
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* Delicious: http://delicious.com/
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* Google News: http://news.google.com/
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* W3C | http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Member/List
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*: Member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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===Removals===
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* ''spamcop.net'' has been eliminated from WOT's Trusted Sources: 13 April, 2012 by WOT Staff: [http://www.mywot.com/forum/21910-marketion-ru?comment=136324#comment-136324 Sami]
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* ''malwareurl.com'' has been eliminated from WOT's Trusted Sources for failure to respond to emails requesting domain removal. This action was performed by WOT Staff: [http://www.mywot.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Sami Sami] ''Revision as of 05:07, 30 September 2010''

Latest revision as of 15:33, 12 April 2015

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28 September, 2006 the blog post: Responding to threats introduced the incorporation of trusted sources to WOT's reputation system.

[edit] What is a Trusted Source?

WOT incorporates automated scorecard references from various partners known as Trusted Sources. The Scorecard reference is added when the partner's database includes an entry and when the partner's database removes an entry, WOT's scorecard removes the reference. Inclusion / removal is not immediate, it takes about 24 hours for entries to appear or disappear after WOT has received notification from the source provider.

[edit] How Trusted Sources influence the reputation of a website

When computing ratings, trusted sources that are added to a scorecard have a different weight according to their reliability. This weight is manually assigned and depends on how data is collected and verified by the trusted source itself. For example, trusted sources that are fully automated and have a large number of false positives are considered less reliable than trusted sources whose data are verified by real people.

[edit] Trusted Sources by category

The current list of trusted sources includes

[edit] Adult

  • Generic
    Scorecard entries are identified with the "Appeared on an Adult listing."


[edit] Malware

Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.

  • Google Safe Browsing - visit
  • Malware Domain List - visit
  • Yandex Safe Browsing - visit


[edit] Pharmaceutical

Entries on the scorecard are harvested from CIPA's list of fraudulent sites.
  • LegitScript.com - visit
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.


[edit] Phishing

  • Artists Against 419 - visit
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
  • AutoShun (snort list) - visit
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
  • Google Safe Browsing - visit
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.
  • Yandex Safe Browsing - visit
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly.


[edit] Spam

Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.
Entries on the scorecard come from the database directly via the new listings blacklist.


[edit] SSL Certificate

  • Symantec - visit
    Represents having a valid Symantec SSL Certificate
    (Formerly VeriSign)

[edit] Trust seal

  • TRUSTe - visit
    Represents having a valid TRUSTe seal


[edit] General reference

These may be found on the scorecard's comment section. They do not affect the site's reputation and are presented for general reference.


[edit] Removals

  • spamcop.net has been eliminated from WOT's Trusted Sources: 13 April, 2012 by WOT Staff: Sami
  • malwareurl.com has been eliminated from WOT's Trusted Sources for failure to respond to emails requesting domain removal. This action was performed by WOT Staff: Sami Revision as of 05:07, 30 September 2010
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