Mail.ru Gets a Web of Trust (WOT)
Reputation rating service Web of Trust (WOT) has partnered with Russia's largest Internet company in Mail.ru, providing users of the free email service with a way to identify dangerous messages and avoid clicking on URLs that might lead to "compromised websites or malware downloads."
WOT’s website reputation ratings come from real-time information shared by over 23 million people worldwide who have installed the WOT add-on (free) into their browser. Web users rate websites based on their actual experiences and interactions with a site.
If a user follows a risky link, an explanation of why it does not satisfy WOT’s rating criteria will appear so they can make a decision whether to continue, go back or learn more. Mail.ru will not block any links from its users.
“We know that for a majority of Mail.ru users, email is the main tool for communication with friends, colleagues, clients and acquaintances. Of course, we want to make mail.ru as safe as possible. Our cooperation with WOT is the next step in creating the safest email system which warns users about untrustworthy and malicious sites," said Anna Artamonova, Vice President for Strategic Projects at Mail.ru Group."
Thirty-three million sites have been rated for trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety by WOT. A variety of international social networks including Facebook and major portals cooperate with WOT currently, and Mail.ru is WOT’s first Russian partner.