To start with the section “Internet Security”, I want to suggest you a system to evaluate the reliability of a website.
This is perhaps one of most important questions of these years (concerning Internet “surfing”): “how to check if a website is secure?”, and WOT (WEB of Trust) community (but the owner is a private company in Finland) can give you the answer (reliable in a percentage of 99%).
To check if a website is good, simply cut and paste the URL of the suspicion website in to the text field in the up right position of the screen:
The result is a mix of information that derive from a vote systems of Internet users that have installed a browser add-on from WEB Of Trust Website. Will be shown information relative to the number of people that have voted every aspect of the website: , and a little circular image for wich color means if the propriety is “good” (green image) or not (red image) or dubious(yellow image).
For example, the reputation rating of the NASA.GOV website is:
The first propriety “trustworthiness” is relative to the presence of malware in the website (if is green, probably there isn’t malware in that webpage).
The second is “Vendor Reliability” and in practice indicate if is secure to buy some things by using that website (so is a propriety more suitable to an e-commerce shop)
The third “Privacy” indicate if we can freely give to that website out personal data (such as email address) or if there are spyware or adware present.
Finally the fourth parameter “Child safety” is relative to the possible (in internet in very probable) presence of adult only contents (red picture).
Installing the browser plugin (available for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer), and searching with google, the picture above described will appears in the search results page (and near the address bar of the browser relate to the current website) and people can vote in realtime the website they are visiting… however I don’t know if the plugin itself will send or not information about our Internet navigation “tastes”.
Overall this is the free solution to the trust problem of Internet Websites and not participating to the vote system, is not privacy invasive.