When browsing through the massive, never-ending universe of the world wide web, we often come across various visible and hidden threats in the form of viruses, malware, keyloggers etc. One way to counter these threats is to use an updated antivirus program and keep your firewall active at all times. However, sending and receiving data over an unsecured connection still continues to be a security threat. Previously, we covered
an application called TrafficLight that keeps your computer safe by continually scanning the internet traffic and blocking almost all possible vulnerabilities and potentially harmful elements. Today, we have a relatively advance traffic monitoring application called Spotflux
. It provides you with an encrypted connection, malware and virus protection, open and unrestricted access to blocked content, and a private, ad-free browsing experience. Keep reading past the break for further details.
We have previously explained the benefits of anonymous browsing in a number of our posts. Concealing your actual credentials is a much safer way to browse the internet, rather than exposing your actual IP address and other information across the web. This is because, phishing websites and hackers attempt to log your location and online credentials for malicious purposes, and spyware, applications and harmful codes require personal IP addresses to initiate attacks. Therefore, using an anonymous proxy can protect you against such malicious agents by providing them with alternative credentials. Mask Surf Lite
is an anonymous web browsing application that cloaks your identity from and enables you to browse the internet by concealing your location and other login credentials.
Chrome recently integrated speech commands, and many apps and services are now being developed to either make use of the feature or to improve it. Chrome Assistant
is a web service that converts speech to executable commands; it allows you to open different sites based on the pre-loaded commands, look up your current location or find the local weather. It simplifies sending complex commands via speech by integrating them in to a single command. If you wanted to visit Facebook, all you'd have to do is to say ’Facebook’ in your microphone to see what your friends are up to. The service also deciphers voice commands other than the ones pre-loaded to it, though with somewhat less accuracy. The service does not yet have a URL that you can remember easily, which is why the best way of getting to it would be to download the Chrome Assistant app from the Chrome web store.
Your reasons for browsing in private mode are entirely your own and which sites you visit is a secret that only you know but for those who use private browsing for legitimate reasons (like playing online games at work without being caught) your private browsing history might be very important to you. If you use Firefox, there is a way to save it. Private Browsing History Recovery is a Firefox extension that allows you to save history when you’re browsing in private mode. Read More
The past is history but when it comes to web browsers, history is haunting proof that you’ve been slacking off at work or that you really did visit a website that downloaded malware to your company’s network. Browsing history isn’t at time just incriminating, it also eats memory and if you aren’t in the habit of deleting your browsing history (maybe even once in a decade), it all adds up to some serious memory consumption. For whatever reason you don’t like browsing history being saved, turning isn’t the easiest thing to do. History Disable Button is a Firefox extension that allows you to toggle saving browsing history on & off from a single button next to the URL bar. Read More
In every internet user’s life a situation arises that calls for deleting a part of your browsing history. Lets say you want to erase all proof that you used Facebook at work or starred at Nyan Cat for a good three hours instead of working; you would either have to delete the entries one by one for each day, delete your browsing history completely or, if you use Firefox, you can choose to Forget about this site
. These measures are either tedious or result in more than just history being deleted. Delete Site History
is a Firefox extension that lets you clear browsing history of a particular domain from the right-click context menu without loosing cookies, passwords, form data etc.
Moving from one system to another, whether it’s from home to work, or from your laptop to your desktop isn’t easy because you it isn’t just about signing back in to your email or reopening a couple of documents; it’s about what you were working on and how you’d grouped tabs in different windows, kept things organized and all those important pages you had open. 8Cookies
is a Chrome extension that makes the transition seamless. It saves your cookies and open windows to the cloud, you can restore it at any time from any Chrome window by signing in to your account. The extension also lets you create restore points for your browsing sessions.
How much use does the average person make of their browsing history? People prefer to delete it either because they’re trying to hide that they’ve played Farmville or because they find it utterly useless. Mozilla labs, however, have found a way to let users utilize browsing history. Prospector - Recall Monkey
for Firefox is an extension from Mozilla Labs that turns browsing history into something useful. It lets you search your history based on time and keywords (nothing new) but it also lets you define preferential websites or sites to ignore when showing the results (very new). The interface is of course much better than what the normal history view has to offer making it easier to find that useful site from last year whose name you can’t remember.
Do you open your web browser only to see it load slowly? Or you want to remove your History due to privacy concerns? If yes, then its time to act now. Removal of Internet History, Cookies and Cache allows the browser to start faster, improve its overall functioning speed, frees up disk space and not to forget your security and privacy. There are many ways to do this, but we have written down the most simplest and easiest way to do it. :) Read More
Does your computer slow down when you browse your local area network and connect to other computers that are sharing data? One of the most common causes of this slowdown is a feature of Windows Explorer that looks for scheduled tasks on remote computers. This effort can take some time on some computers and can really slow down your browsing. The window with which you are browsing the network may appear to freeze momentarily, as the system is waiting for a response from the remote computer. Although this problem is a complex one, the solution is very simple. Read More
Most of us know how annoying it is when you’re unable to open Facebook, update your antivirus, download any file, or use your IM application behind a corporate or university firewall. Although there are many ways to bypass them, most of them require you to find fast proxy servers or use unsecure tunnel websites. The problems with these alternatives is mostly the insecurity and slow browsing speed. And finding fast proxies isn’t an easy job itself as well.