Tag Archives | Security

Encrypt Web Mail

Want quick and easy encryption for your Web mail? You need to keep an eye on Freenigma!

Today, all your e-mails are stored and sent around the planet in plain text. And today you have no control over what happens to your private or business e-mail conversations and you can’t prevent others from reading them. Get your privacy back! Encrypt your private and business e-mails to protect your freedom, privacy and your business secrets.

From the look of their Web site, it doesn’t look like it is open to the public just yet.

+ Read More About Freenigma at Lifehacker!

BlockSite

You should have the power to block any Web sites you want to block, right? The Internet browser is your window into the Online world. It should be your right to filter out what content you do not wish to see. Firefox may not come built in with too many content blocking features, but the BlockSite extension more than makes up for that.

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TrackMeNot

With all this talk about your privacy being attacked and people snooping on what you have been searching about, you are bound to feel a little paranoid. You might be watching over your shoulder as you type. You might be turning the lights out before you get Online. How can you protect yourself from being tracked in your searches though? If you use Firefox, you need the TrackMeNot extension.

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Eliminate Your Search History

It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.

So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.

Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.

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IE7 vs Firefox 2 – Security

So out of the two big browsers of the future, which one will handle security issues better?

Microsoft and Mozilla are on a collision course, both racing to complete major updates to their flagship web browsers scheduled for release this fall. Over the past two years, Firefox has zoomed from nowhere to gobble a significant chunk of market share at Internet Explorer’s expense. The biggest selling point for Firefox is its generally better record on security issues; so it’s no accident that Microsoft has paid significant attention to beefing up security features in Internet Explorer 7.

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Spyware Poses as Firefox Extension

Well this is an interesting piece of news for the day. This is one of those things that you thought were bound to happen, but it doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it.

Virus writers have created a spyware package that poses as an extension to the Firefox web browser. FormSpy, which poses as the legitimate NumberedLinks 0.9 extension, is programmed to steal confidential information from compromised machines including passwords, credit card numbers, and ebanking login details. The malware is also capable of sniffing passwords from ICQ, FTP, and email traffic before sending this data to a hacker-controlled website.

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Useful Security Extensions for Firefox

There are a lot of Firefox extensions out there that make your browsing experience a whole heck of a lot safer. Do you know what each one does and how it protects you? Sure you could go find them all yourself and do your homework. That would be the hard way around things. I ran across a great list of seven security related Firefox goodies over at the CERIAS Weblogs you need to check out.

[Check Out the Full List of Security Extensions!]

Mozilla to End Support for Older Firefox Versions

firefoxlogo.jpgWell I guess this is one good reason to upgrade Firefox to the latest and greatest version.

Mozilla is expected to release a bunch of security fixes and other updates to its Firefox Web browser next week, but it won’t be issuing any updates for people still using older versions of Firefox from the 1.0 family (the current and final version is 1.0.8).

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