How Microsoft Office And OpenOffice Can Compromise The Privacy Of Your Files

Why MS Office and OpenOffice can compromise the privacy

When you think of threats that may compromise your encrypted personal, or business files, the last thing that comes to mind is the popular document editors you regularly handle your docs with. However, the working mechanisms of these applications may pose just as much privacy threats to your files as evil-minded cyber-crooks operating from Russia, or China do.

Case in point, the auto-recovery feature in MS Office and OpenOffice. By default, the apps save copies of docs you are working on to your computer’s hard drive in every 10-15 minutes so that your unsaved edits can be rescued if there is a system crash, power failure, or an application crash.

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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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How To Create And Manage Strong Passwords Hassle-free?

How To Create And Manage Strong Passwords Hassle-free?

Even though you have most probably heard about the importance of using strong passwords, the fear of having to remember the likes of “y7$s:0Io27*eyhO{l}”, or having to copy them from a notebook each time you want to login to your various accounts might have hold you back so far. As a result, you might have settled for weak, but easy-to-remember passwords, like “joe123”, or “qwerty”.

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