Jez wrote:Makena wrote:Isn't that a bit of a silly way to see if a site is trustworthy?
If I was inclined that way, I'd probably target highly rated trusted websites to make them malicious, as people might be inclined to disregard any warnings they get as it's a trusted website.
If I thought like a jerk I'd think that anyway >.>
That was my thought as well, no reason you couldn't target 'trusted' sites for infection when there's no actual way for avast to monitor the site outside of voting. Not to mention that scammers could upvote their own sites.
I dunno. You could not test trustworthiness but you can test "is this site reported as dishing out malware" by hooking into some central group like ISC - but most people won't care about this. The ones that do will already be looking there anyway.