WOT (Web of Trust) is the popular extension among Firefox users which ensures the security of the sites we browse through the Firefox browser.
But the hard truth is, the most downloaded extension is selling the personal user data to the third-party companies for money. The extension saves all the vital information of an individual as a separate profile. All the details of the web pages you visited online and the date, time, location are saved in that particular profile. Then the extension sells the data to others for money.
Web of Trust (WOT) gained popularity with the increased security risks associated with the sites we are browsing. The extension checks each URL we visit, checks whether the URL is listed in the risky websites database they are maintaining and finally alerts the user before he navigates to the web page.
The extension is very useful to avoid phishing attacks, web pages with malware and trojans. That’s why a majority of the Firefox users using the extension without fear. But the latest privacy concerns makes the extension not worthy.
Before installing any third-party extension for your Firefox, Google Chrome browser get ready for the risks associated with the extension. Web browsers are not responsible for the damage extensions do to the users.