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After watching on the news and on YouTube last night the Anonymous denial of service attack (DOS) on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s webpage one would think this attack was straight out of the movie V for Vendetta.

It’s most likely true Internet content filtering would slow down Internet speeds in Australia significantly but someone has to take responsibility of protecting people from the low life’s who exist in this world some of them aren’t fit to be called human they are lower then animals.

So who’s responsibility should it be to protect the global population?

Is it the responsibility of each individual country’s government or should the UN be doing a hell of a lot more then it does ….. no offense to the UN I believe they are a great organization and they do the best they can.

What happened to people taking responsibility for their own actions and not blaming it on a democratic system that has to become to some extent draconian or totalitarian to keep civil peace.

We can watch movies like Children of Men and be scared that this is the way the world is heading but we are all individuals we can do our bit to make sure it doesn’t happen in a diplomatic non-violent way.

The conspiracy theorist in this world are having a field day with this they probably think this is the work of secret societies which I don’t believe for a minute that is what is going on.

I believe some people want to become wealthy with minimum effort and therefore are will to act in an unethical manner to get there.

So people do what is our diplomatic right to freedom of speech and freedom of information be diplomatic not violent.

As the saying goes “The pen is mightier then the sword” we choose where we want to be tomorrow not anyone else.

We can change the future it isn’t written in stone, what are the economic ramifications for reducing coal mining and more money being spent in green energy research.

The global financial crisis was caused by self centered greedy people but in the end karma get’s them or at least I would like to think that it does.

Enjoy this blog and if you have any comments please feel free to leave them even constructive criticism is good shows that we may not all agree with one another but we can be diplomatic about it.


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If you are concerned as I am about the increase in online threats you will be happy to know that there is a way you can rate a web site based on criteria such as:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Vendor Reliability
  • Privacy
  • Child Safety

To do this you need to download the Web Of Trust (WOT) program from www.mywot.com and join as a basic member.

After you install the Web Of Trust add-on you will notice a green circle in your toolbar, this is the Web Of Trust add-on.

If you click on it a menu will open as depicted in Figure 1: Web Of Trust Add-on Menu for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

You can rate any web page you are visiting by clicking on the green circle and when the menu opens simply click anywhere on the coloured bar, red represents poor and green represents excellent.

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Figure 1: Web Of Trust Add-on Menu for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

As you can see from Figure 2: Profile Tab below the profile tab displays information about yourself, though you can opt to hide this information, this tab also displays any comments you have left about the web sites you have rated.

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Figure 2: Profile Tab

The next tab allows you to edit different aspects of your profile, unfortunately I can’t show you a screenshot of that tab.

The next tab over is the My Ratings as you can see from Figure 2: My Ratings Tab shows you how you have rated web sites you have visited over time.

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Figure 3: My Ratings Tab

The next tab is the Public View Tab, this is how other members see your profile as you can see from the Figure 3: Public View Tab screenshot.

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Figure 4: Public View Tab

You can also see from Figures 2 & 3 of my profile I start off as a rookie level member and in Figure 4 I am a bronze level member as you rate web sites you go through different levels for example.

If you want to know more about the different levels go to www.mywot.com and go to the support menu for further assistance.

The Web Of Trust (WOT) add-on is available for both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, you will also find videos on how the add-on works and how to use it efficiently.

I hope you all enjoy this blog as I thought I would use screenshots to show you all what the Web Of Trust is and how it can help reduce Internet threats such as phishing attempts.