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How to browse the web really anonymously

I’ve seen a lot of articles on the web about how to browse the web while keeping your privacy. By that I mean, nobody knows who you are, what you are browsing, no history kept, no temporary files remaining on the machine. Most of the articles on the web are created to make advertising to some VPN products. What is the solution? I think that the only solution is to use Tor, more specifically, the Tor Browser. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody…


IT Security News has its own Android App

I have finally found the time to make the app I always wanted to have for the “IT Security News” service.   Here is the page on Google’s Play Store: And the screenshots of the app:       Right now it is available only on Android devices, soon it will be available in the Apple’s Appstore.   Help me spread the word about it so that I can have some downloads 😉 Thanks.


What’s the issue with the mobile apps permissions?

If an App requires some permissions like Access Camera, Access Microphone, does it mean that they can do with these devices of a smartphone whatever they want, whenever they want? Short answer Yes, but it is not so simple Long answer There are rumours, that apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, G+, etc., are using the camera and microphone to spy on users, even when the device is in idle mode or when the app is not running in the foreground. It was also stated that exactly this was part of their EULAs and hence a legal procedure. This is Google’s permission for “android.permission.CAMERA” / “android.hardware.camera2” and…


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Improve your Security #1: Complex passwords aren’t always better

I have published the first article in this series in the Avira Techblog here :http://techblog.avira.com/2011/01/31/improve-your-security-1-complex-passwords-arent-always-better And, as a confirmation of what I wrote, I found this article on CIO Magazine: Apple and Google will kill password If I could only offer them a hand 🙂 Actually, I could do something in this direction by creating a tool inside Avira Premium Security Suite which manages all passwords for a user in a safely manner.


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