CyberDragon Is A Portable, Privacy-Centric Web Browser With An Anonymous Proxy Fetcher

The web can be a dangerous place. Malware can infest your computer, while hackers can steal your confidential data, crack your passwords and do a lot more damage to your life than you could imagine. We usually presume that our web browser that we use to surf the internet is safe – how wrong we are. This tantalizing prospect is exactly what CyberDragon aims to resolve. The open source web browser is designed as a secure medium of browsing the internet, so no one can track your online presence, intercept your sessions, and monitor your browsing habits. It lets you privately browse the web by blocking internet trackers, disabling cookies that do not have secure HTTP attributes, controlling proxy settings, and some other security features. Read More

Easily Password-Protect & Hide Folders Without Installing An App

Keep your computer locked when not in use and chances are unlikely that someone’s gonna tinker with your confidential data. But one can't be too careful, and may end up leaving an unlocked computer unattended at times, especially when it's a shared computer used by different family members. In such cases, application that let you lock specific folders can come handy? When it comes to finding a good application for the purpose, portability is often an attribute users seek, especially for locking folders on their thumb drives. Anvide Lock Folder is a portable Windows application built for that very purpose. It allows you to hide or lock multiple folders via a master password. You can use it on your hard disk, or place its tiny executable on a USB flash storage and slip it into your pocket for keeping your files secure on the go. From its intuitive UI to its easily understandable set of options, the tool keeps things dead simple. Read More

Keeper Is A Cross-Platform Password Vault With WiFi Sync & Cloud Backup

Many of us use weak passwords and to make things worse, reuse the same ones on different websites. The reason behind this is the difficulty in remembering different passwords; the lengthier and more complex a password is, the more secure it is, but at the same time, the harder it becomes to remember. Password managers provide a handy solution to this problem by letting you store your login information for different websites in one secure vault, and reuse it whenever needed. There are the basic kinds of password managers that store information offline on your computer’s storage, and then there are more advanced ones that not only save login data online, but also have apps for smartphones like iPhone and Android. Keeper is one such application that is quite feature-rich. Sporting a really great design, it protects your login information in an encrypted database, and sync it across Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, iOS and Android.

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Block Incoming Connections From Malicious Websites With Bot Revolt Anti-Malware

Computer security is a crucial factor for everyone with an online presence or activities. Most of us use an antivirus program of some sort to get rid of viruses and other malware, and keep our computers protected from them. However, from time to time, a malicious piece of software still manages to get its way through our defensive measures. On the bright side, as these malware are continually evolving, the security experts are fighting back with equally robust, top-notch security solutions. Bot Revolt Anti-Malware, for instance, is a Windows application that provides effective protection against viruses and malware by blocking potentially harmful incoming connections to your PC via the internet. Read More

Hands-On With Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware App For Android

Anti-malware applications have long held a place of importance on PCs. Recently, however, mobile operating systems have also seen increased popularity of such apps, mostly because Android has become an even bigger target for a multitude of threats trying to steal sensitive information present within smartphones and tablets. Quite a few big names have already jumped onto the mobile security bandwagon, and the latest to join the fray is Malwarebytes – a well-regarded PC security provider – that recently released Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Android, it's first mobile security solution. Read More

Password-Protect WiFi & Data Access On Android With Internet Lock

Mobile devices tend to become a distraction, since all it takes is a browser and an internet connection for the user to wander off deep into cyber-space. At times, your mobile device could incur hefty data charges just because it landed in your child’s hands, and while you may have had mobile data disabled, we all know how Murphy’s Law works. There may also come a time when you just don’t want anyone to connect your device to the internet for whatever reason. XDA-Developers forum member msappz created an Android app called Internet (Data/Wifi) Lock soon after he found his prepaid balance exhausted as his kid went through a couple of ads that appeared in some app. However, the app serves purposes that transcend simple child-proofing of the internet connection on your mobile device. We take a look at how the app works right after the jump. Read More

Add Password-Protected Vault To Your USB Drive With Granite Portable

USB drives have become indispensable to us for storing all kinds of data and carrying it along wherever we go. Most people use USB drives to store media files or information that isn't sensitive in nature, but if the data you want to store is confidential, such as your financial documents or other personal info, you wouldn't want this info to be exposed to anyone in case your USB drive gets lost or stolen. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools available for creating an encrypted volume on a USB thumb drive, and one such Windows-based app I recently came across and really liked is Granite Portable. The app provides 2-layer protection for your data by letting you store items in an encrypted vault. Details after the jump. Read More

How To Remotely Ring, Wipe & Lock Your Phone Or Tablet With Android Device Manager

In this age, we rely heavily on our smartphones for getting a lot of things done. While this certainly has its productivity benefits, it renders us pretty much handicapped when we can’t recall where we last left our device, or worse, if the device gets stolen. We’ve seen several apps for Android such as Comodo Anti-theft, Advanced Mobile Care, Easy Finder and TheftSpy that help you remotely trace your lost or stolen phone’s location, wipe it, or even get a picture of the person who uses it. While all these services offer a lot of benefits and control over your device once you have installed and configured them, many of us start thinking of such solutions once it has been too late and we’ve already lost our device. Those at Google must have that in mind when they rolled out the Android Device Manager, letting users remotely ring, lock and even erase their device without having to install a separate app for the purpose. Let’s take a look at this service in detail and how it works, right after the break. Read More

Faceless.ME Is A VPN App For Windows With Free 2GB Monthly Bandwidth

Looking for a way to privately browse the web, share files, and access websites that are restricted in your location? What you need is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) program. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices when it comes to VPN service providers, with some being better, faster, cheaper, and more reliable than others. We've also covered quite a few free options like Spotflux, Tunnel Bear and VPNium, all of which left us fairly impressed. Faceless.ME is yet another decent VPN application for Windows that aims to keep your online presence safe and secure by hiding your real IP address so no one can track your activity. It’s a decent option if all you need to do is anonymously surf the web or share files with others, making it a useful tool while on public Wi-Fi hotspots. You can also use it to access websites or content not available in your own location. Read More

Rublon Brings Its Two-Factor Authentication For Multiple Services To Windows Phone

Almost all major email and social media services are frequently under attack from hackers, and while these big organizations often ward off such attacks with ease, some responsibility rests with the users to make things as difficult for the black hats as possible. For this reason, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Twitter and a lot of other services support two-step authentication. Generally, two-factor verification requires users to perform some sort of verification from their mobile phone such as entering a code or scanning a QR code, in addition to providing the login details on their computer before they can successfully sign in. Rublon offers similar QR code-based authentication, but is different because it isn't limited to just one service. In fact, any website or service can integrate Rublon and make use of its authentication. Users just have to install the Rublon app on their Windows Phone, and scan the QR code generated by the service every time they want to sign in from an unfamiliar device. Read More

Safe In Cloud Is A PC & Android Password Manager That Uses Your Cloud Storage For Syncing

When it comes to password managers, LastPass pretty much seals the deal for most of us. That said, there are several other choices that keep popping up on the scene. One of them that I recently came across is Safe In Cloud for Windows and Android. The interesting bit about Safe In Cloud is that, unlike LastPass, it synchronizes your passwords to your own cloud storage and supports Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and Box.net. The application has a really clean interface, and does a wonderful job of safely storing passwords, notes, credit card numbers, email accounts and more. It keeps your all passwords in an encrypted database shielded by 256-bit AES encryption, making it quite safe and secure. What’s more, it can also import and export data between other password managers, and sports full browser integration with Firefox and Chrome. Read More

ESET SysInspector Is A Comprehensive System Diagnostics Tool For Windows

Troubleshooting a critical system component, be it hardware or software, requires efforts as well as an in-depth understanding of what you’re dealing with. Many one-click system diagnostic tools available on the internet try to sell themselves by promoting false information, or are usually quite expensive for general users. Windows also comes with an integrated diagnostic tool out of the box, but if you need something that could go even deeper and isn't very tedious to use, try ESET SysInspector. Carrying a host of useful features and an intuitive UI, the application lets you inspect various aspects of your system and generates a detailed report comprising of running processes and services, drivers, registry items and so on. Read More

ChatCrypt Is A Secure Online Chat Service With Military-Grade Encryption

Have you ever wondered how safe your online conversations are from eavesdropping? Admittedly, no one likes their online communication to be monitored by some secret surveillance program like PRISM, unless they are blissfully indifferent to their own privacy. What we've been doing the day, what we are planning on doing, where we're headed next, and even some sensitive financial information is all part of what we regularly communicate with one another on the internet, all without knowing that someone maybe spying on us without our knowledge. ChatCrypt is an online chat service that may change a few rules around. The web app allows you to create encrypted chatrooms secured with military-grade AES 256-bit CTR encryption, and allows participants to join them via a secret password. Read on for more details. Read More

Kids Zone App Lock Balances Work & Play For Your Children On Android

If you’re a parent or have kids around you at home, chances are your smartphone or tablet is always being pursued as a source of entertainment by them since the time they caught you playing a game on it when you thought you weren't being under their watchful eye. Then there are times when you want the kids to just leave you in peace for a while and allow them to indulge in some harmless pastime with your phone. With that, though, there’s always that risk of an accidental call or SMS. Also, you may get the phone back with the home screen totally messed up, and changes in your settings that would make a novice smartphone user go crazy. Kids Zone App Lock for Android aims to put an end to all such worries. It allows you to restrict kids to a number of apps on your smartphone or tablet, preventing them from treading into areas of the OS you don't want them to visit. Think of it as a kiosk, where you decide what apps can and cannot be used by them, all the while being sure that no phone settings will be altered by them. The app sports another interesting feature called ‘Chore Mode’ that acts as a sort of time allowance for children. For more information, read on after the break. Read More

Get Rid Of Potentially Harmful Cookies From All Major Browsers With MAXA Cookie Manager

Web browser cookies are snoopy little text files that are put on your computer by websites to improve your browsing experience. Although cookies are useful for things like not having to sign in or providing a website with your site-specific preferences each time you visit it, they also raise privacy concerns by tracking your location and browsing habits to present ads (that you may not otherwise like), monitoring (and in some cases storing) your site login information and the like. Sure, you can get rid of them manually as well as by using extensions and various system cleaning tools like CCleaner, blocking all cookies may adversely affect your internet browsing. That’s why using an app like MAXA Cookie Manager to get rid of bad cookies while keeping the good ones can be a great solution. Read More

CodeScrambler Makes Your iPhone Passcode Harder To Guess By Randomizing Keypad Digit Positions

Does anyone here watch the excellent "Sherlock" TV series – a modern take on Arthur C. Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective novels? If you do, and have seen a certain episode, you will remember that the titular character was able to guess part of a PIN code by observing the fingerprints on the buttons. This is the main reason why we suggest avoiding pattern locks on Android, and recommend iOS users to opt for a strong alphanumeric password. However, entering a lengthy alphanumeric password so many times each day just isn't convenient, so what do we do about it? What we want is the enhanced security of an alphanumeric password, with the relatively quick input of a 4-digit passcode. The solution lies with a new tweak for iOS called 'CodeScrambler'. Read More

Child-Proof Apps & Internet Access On Your Android Device With Xooloo App Kids

Kids these days love playing games more on smartphones or tablets than they do on video gaming consoles or PCs. Though if you're a parent, it’s hard not to get stressed about what your kid might end up doing with your phone besides playing games. Even if your children have their own mobile phone – whether an old one of yours without a cellular connection, or their own with proper calling and abilities – you wouldn't want them to surf unsafe zones of the web or use apps that may be inappropriate for them. Fortunately there are various mobile apps designed to protect your kids from potentially dangerous content, and Xooloo App Kids is an awesome free option for Android that I recently came across. It basically allows you to control the apps your kids may access, by working as a launcher replacement for your Android and letting you block access to apps that you don't want your kids to use. You can use it to block access to web browsers, password managers, some particular games that have proven to be way too addicting for them, or even YouTube. Details to be followed after the jump. Read More

URL Uncover Helps You Determine If A Shortened Link Is Trustworthy

Thanks to URL shortening and redirection services, not all links are what they appear to be. Such shortened or redirected links take you to a different URL, which can possibly be malicious in nature as well. Extensions like WOT that tell you if a site can be trusted or not can be quite helpful for regular URLs but when it comes to shortened ones, such extensions have their limitations. URL Uncover is a web service that helps you check how safe a link is without having to visit it. You simply paste the link into it, and URL Uncover will run it by the McAfee SiteAdvisor to check if the domain is a trusted one. It will also generate a screenshot of the website that the URL links to, and pull the title, description, and keywords of that page from its metadata. Read More

360 Mobile Security For Android Offers Per-App Malware Scan & Floating System Maintenance Window

Android security issues make headlines just about every day, ranging from malicious apps to data vulnerabilities and other types of malware. There’s always been some debate on whether you really need antivirus apps on mobile devices or not, and also about the effectiveness of all the security apps available on Play Store. Though the fact remains that like any computing platform, security is a concern on mobile platforms as well, and users need to take the measures to keep their devices and the data they carry secure. Previously we've covered some genuinely useful security apps for smartphones and today, we are going to take a look at another one. 360 Mobile Security is a free app available for both Android and iOS that offers an impressive range of security tools including a robust antivirus and a system cleaner. The app scans your device to provide details about what your apps are actually up to, and if they pose any threat to  your device’s security. The Android variant is quite different from its iOS counterpart in that it sports a few additional features and is more flexible. In what follows, we will be taking the former for a spin. Read More

Track, Access & Wipe Your Lost Or Stolen Android With Droid Finder

Know that feeling of helplessness when you misplace your mobile phone, or worse, have it stolen? Losing your smartphone can be scary because of all your personal data like SMS, contacts, photos, emails, and sometimes even financial information that resides on it or is accessible from it. On the flip side, you can save yourself from such nightmare by using various security features of the OS, as well as third-party apps available to enhance it. If you’re not sure where to start, take Droid Finder for a try. In case your Android phone goes missing, this app may not only help you locate your missing device, but also send you pictures of the intruder via the device’s front facing camera. It uses your Google account to monitor your device, pinpoints its location on Google Map API and lets you track it via its web-based dashboard. Read More