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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These 3 Things Will Protect Your Internet Privacy In The Age Of Surveillance

Protect Your Internet Privacy In The Age Of Surveillance

Even though government surveillance is nothing new – just think of Caesar’s spies in the Roman Empire, or the KGB in the former Soviet Union – the Snowden revelations made us realize how much it was a part of our modern lives, too. The fact that agency staff could witness private moments of our lives whenever they liked, even if were up to nothing wrong, was a sobering realization to say the least. Being a good citizen, it seems, doesn’t qualify one anymore for being excluded from monitoring so in this post we are looking at techniques that can help you protect your Internet privacy in the face of mass surveillance.

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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Passwords For Your Business Accounts

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Passwords For Your Business Accounts

While it’s old news that passwords provide the most important layer of protection for your various business related accounts (emailing, accounting, online banking, PayPal, to name but a few), many small business owners still fail to pay proper attention to crucial details when creating passwords for their confidential accounts.

Working at a privacy company allows me to talk to and gain insight into the privacy practises of small business customers and I’m often shocked to find out how rudimentary mistakes they make when it comes to safeguarding their accounts.

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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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How I Could Steal Your Credit Card Details From Chrome In Just 5 Minutes

Plain text credit card details in Chrome for anyone to view

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Chrome. It’s my default browser and I use it all the time for browsing, downloading, chatting, to access my Gmail, Google Docs and so on. But the one thing I definitely wouldn’t use it for is storing my credit card numbers so that it can auto-fill various web-forms for me when I’m shopping online.

The thing is, Chrome lets anyone with physical, or remote access to your computer view the credit card details (numbers, expiry dates, cardholder names, physical/billing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers) it has saved for you, without being asked to enter a master password first!

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