Why Clearing Your Browsing History Does Not Protect Your Privacy

Why Clearing Your Browsing History Does Not Protect Your Privacy

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but when you clear your history to keep your browsing activities confidential, it’s like moving a folder full of confidential documents from your desk into the desk’s drawer. Even though the folder is gone from the direct view of unwanted people, but the documents still exist and can easily be found with a bit of extra effort.

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Where Do Deleted Files Go?

Where Do Deleted Files Go?

You probably delete dozens of various files from your PC every day. But have you ever wondered what happens to a file after its deletion? How does “deletion” work in the first place? Does a file just disappear from the system without a trace after deletion? Does it become an empty space? What happens to the often confidential information contained in the file? And basically, where do deleted files go?

We are sharing a great video below this post that answers all those questions in a fun and easy-to-follow, yet scientific way. Michael from VSauce walks you through the phases of file deletion and concludes that there is no such thing as “deletion”, only overwriting!

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east-tec Eraser Is OUT: Monitor And Wipe Your Sensitive Tracks Real-time

Monitor and wipe your sensitive tracks real-time, right from the system tray: east-tec Eraser is OUT!

We are very happy to announce that east-tec Eraser, the latest version of our flagship security and privacy utility, is now available from the East-Tec Store. east-tec Eraser has now over 17 years of experience in protecting your sensitive data and privacy, and securely erasing all evidence of your Internet and PC activity!

This year we worked very hard on implementing as many customer-feedback based new features in east-tec Eraser as possible, as well as improving the intuitiveness of the program. Let me give you a short tour of what’s new, hoping that you’ll be satisfied with what east-tec Eraser has to offer you.

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Don’t let “Windows Recent Items” Compromise Your Privacy

Don't let Windows Recent Items Compromise Your Privacy

When it comes to keeping your daily computer activities private, you need to make sure that you don’t miss cleaning your traces from Windows. The OS logs tons of revealing traces about everything you do and one of the most important area to clear is the Windows Recent Items (also called Recently Used Documents).

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Make Sure Financial Sites Don’t Cache Your Sensitive Data

Make Sure Financial Sites Don’t Cache Your Sensitive Data

For a long time now, we have been told that as long as we manage our financial stuff on https and SSL protected sites, our confidential information can’t fall into the wrong hands. The promise is that once the browser is closed, highly sensitive data, such as, your account number, balance, statements, credit reports, etc, are cleared to protect your privacy. However, a study conducted by security firm Independent Security Evaluators proved us all wrong.

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