I have info on this that may help people out. I recently registered three web sites with "Web of Trust" (WOT), a company that is based in Helsinki, Finland. They completely down-rated my sites stating a reason that my domain name showed up as a 'hidden registrant'. The treatment I got seems highly unethical, yet they claim it to be ethical. I cannot get them to undo the damage. Norton SafeWeb in the meantime had no problems giving my sites an OK rating.
But keeping that as a related note and coming more to the point, I started getting the Java1.4.1_04 entries in my logs shortly after registering the new sites with WOT. All of the bad actor accesses originated from European sources, Norway, Sweden, Spain, England, etc. I also looked up some IPs on ip lookup:
and found some disturbing stuff, all of which began occurring after registering my web sites with web of trust.
whatismyipaddress reported these sites as being reported by users, hundreds of times, as "Possible Forum Spammers".
It would seem from my horrible experience, that Web of Trust cannot be trusted. You must judge for yourself, however. Their forum moderators are US based to handle english language and seem to be inflexible and ego-blown, power-trippers.
Here are links to show what they did to my sites:
I am only allowed to post 2 URLs here; there is a third site that was badly rated as well.
Here are links to Norton SafeWeb for same sites:
Sorry, this site won't let me post the other links, as I am new to security stack exhange.
But you can look up my sites, AVenuesPlus, CircaNova and VeteransAssembly on SafeWeb.
At the time of this posting, SafeWeb has yet to test circanova, but it should be fine when they do.
Based on my recent experiences with WOT and the bad actor traffic my websites have received after signing up my sites with WOT, I advise extreme caution, should you consider registering for the WOT service, EXTREME CAUTION.
WOT apparently has set themselves up as the LAW when defining what is trustworthy on the net. It is so egregious how they have treated me, that I have been compelled to write Senator Barbara Boxer for help regarding this issue requiring attention related to Telecom/Broadcast legislation.
If you are getting your Java1.4.1_04 problems after registering with WOT, confirm so at this site and other security related sites, so that others may be alerted and be able to avoid risks.
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If you are a site owner and have started seeing these things in your logs, enter the ip addresses in your .htaccess file
deny from ipaddreass
You'll likely have a growing list of such deny directives.
You'll see more than just Java1.4.1_04 Also things like Java/1.6.0_30 and others.
It's easy for me to see these bad entries right now because my sites are new with low traffic.
After signing up with Web of Trust (WOT), I also see things like this ...
There is of course, no such php file in my applications, but these clowns try what they may have broken somewhere else for say, a WordPress site. My site is NOT WordPress, wp-login?
Add IPs that do this sort of thing to .htaccess as well.
Not many people who have had their sites defamed by WOT are aware that the defamation is only the visible part of the problem. The hidden part of the myWOT cyber-criminal activity is only revealed in their logs and they need to pay attention to them.
My site was defamed because of 'hidden registrant'. It is now obvious to me that the WOT criminals wanted me to show my email and address data in whois, for god knows what evil intent.
Again, BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS about considering registering your sites on Web of Trust.