Think, Before You Sync! IE Sync, Chrome Sync, Firefox Sync and Opera Link Multiply Privacy Risks!

Think, Before You Sync! IE Sync, Chrome Sync, Firefox Sync and Opera Link Multiply Privacy Risks!

Do you sync? Me too. I keep myself signed in to my Chrome account on all the PCs I use so when I finish working on my office PC and switch on my home laptop, I can access all my bookmarks, add-ons, history, autofill, open tabs and saved passwords on that device too. (The same goes for sync provided by Internet Explorer on Windows 8, Firefox, and Opera, although synced items may slightly differ in each). A very useful and handy feature, no doubt. But when it comes to privacy, you better watch out for issues browser sync poses, otherwise you run the risk of letting your history, saved passwords, saved credit card details, saved shipping and billing address, login credentials, etc, fall into the wrong hands.

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Don’t Let This Pony Take You For A Ride: Prevent ID Theft On Social Networking Sites

Don't Let This Pony Take You For A Ride: Prevent ID Theft On Social Networking Sites

Who doesn’t have a social networking account these days? Whether it’s because of emotional ties, business, work, or fun, most of us connects with family, friends, or colleagues across the web. However, with their hundreds of millions of users, social networking sites are in constant hacker focus. They look for personal details and login credentials to steal, so identity theft is one of the main privacy issues social web users might have to face sooner or later. The recent attack by Pony, a malware with unknown origin, compromised 2 million social networking accounts in total on Facebook, Google+, Yahoo, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Safer Internet Day 2014

Safer Internet Day 2014

Safer Internet Day, the awareness campaign initiated by the EU SafeBorders project in 2004, later taken over by InSafe network, is now celebrated in over 100 countries across the world. This year, it will be held on February 11 featuring the theme “Let’s create a better Internet together”. The campaign – focusing chiefly on protecting children and the young from illegal and harmful online content, conduct and threats – explores positive opportunities offered by the Internet and promotes positive online content. It aims to educate youngsters and parents alike about present and emerging issues that may compromise their online safety and responsible use of the Internet. East-Tec supports the campaign by publishing relevant content and offering discounted products on its homepage.

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Michael Hawes: My Two Sons Grew Up With east-tec Eraser

Michael Hawes: A Wonderful Romanian Program For Securely Deleting

Michael Hawes is a long time PC user with extensive experience and knowledge. Catching a hacker red-handed once made him realize the crucial need for protecting one’s privacy while using a PC and surfing the Internet by removing Windows and Internet activity leftovers. After an extensive research into security matters he bought our east-tec Eraser in 2003. He firmly believes that “this program would put a measurable dent in certain areas of cyber crime” if more people used it. When asked about his user experience, he said: “(the software works) in a logical, useful manner so a user could easily keep up to speed with its interface and capabilities”.

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