A very useful tool that any web browser offers is Private browsing. Even though each browser calls it by a different name (InPrivate, Private Browsing, Incognito orPrivate Tab), this feature always does the same thing: allows users to browse the web without saving data like cache, history or cookies. However, this is done locally, meaning that only people using your computer won’t be able to find out what websites you have visited. The websites you visited, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and, in fact, every server your requests pass through, know what you visited. In this article we will show how to enable Private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check if you are browsing privately or not.
Summary:The FREAK security hole is more widespread than previously thought. Here’s everything users and system administrators need to know in order to stay safe now.
Great, just great. FREAK, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) security hole, isn’t only in programs that use Apple’s SSL implementation or old OpenSSL. We now know that FREAK is present in Microsoft’s Secure Channel (SChannel) stack too.
FREAK enables SSL Man-in-the-Middle attacks because of bad security decisions made almost two decades ago. As Andrew Avanessian, Avecto‘s EVP of consultancy and technology services, told me in an e-mail, “The FREAK attack is clear evidence of how far back the long tail of security stretches. As new technologies emerge, and cryptography hardens, many simply add on new solutions without removing out-dated and vulnerable technologies. This effectively undermines the security model you are trying to build.”
With each new version of Internet Explorer and each new version of Windows, the procedure for removing this browser from the operating system has changed. For example, when Internet Explorer 9 was launched, it was distributed as an update for Windows and you could remove it from the list of installed updates. Today, we have Internet Explorer 11 and removing it involves a very different process. That’s why, in this guide, we will share how to remove Internet Explorer, from both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
The Favorites in Windows Explorer or File Explorer are an under-appreciated feature, even though they can help boost your productivity. That’s why we would like to show how the Favorites work, how they can help you and how to manage them. Let’s get started:
What are the Favorites in Windows Explorer or File Explorer?
Favorites are a series of shortcuts that are shown in the left-side navigation panel ofWindows/File Explorer, in the section called Favorites. They are always found at the top-left side of the window and they can be easily accessed when working with Windows/File Explorer. Also, your favorites are shown in Save As dialogues that are shown when saving files or downloading files from the web.
The default shortcuts included as Favorites are: Desktop, Downloads and Recent Places. Shortcuts can be added to this section by you and your installed applications.
One of the best features of OneDrive is that you can download and install it on any sort of device you might have. There are applications for computers with all kinds of operating systems, apps for mobile devices and even an app that is built into Windows 8.1. But, did you know that, in order to experience all of the best features that OneDrive has to offer, you don’t really need to install anything? The web interface is a great way to experience OneDrive and in this article we will share the reasons why this is the case.
With millions of spam emails, thousands of malware websites and an unknown number of cyberattacks taking place on the Internet every day, traveling safely through these interwebs is no easy task. Thankfully, MakeUseOf is here to help.
Being a newcomer on the web these days isn’t always a pleasant experience. Setting aside the fact that you’re trying to learn how to do new things like using email or using your new Facebook or Twitter accounts, there are also threats from all sides that you may not be fully prepared for. In fact, the people behind these threats count on people who are more naive about web safety etiquette.
It’s not only security threats that newcomers to the web should be aware of. There are other types of basic etiquette that you should know when starting out your online experience with services like Facebook, installing web apps, and navigating the Internet in general.
Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve offered a number of etiquette guides for things likeBitTorrent, using emails and forums, and even Facebook etiquette. In this general mini-guide, the focus will be more about the issues and problems that Internet newcomers commonly face, and how to avoid or deal with them.
Stop using Microsoft’s IE browser until bug is fixed, US and UK warn
In a rare move that highlights the severity of the security hole in one of the Web’s most popular browsers, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team and its British counterpart tell people to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft can fix it.
It’s not often that the US or UK governments weigh in on the browser wars, but a new Internet Explorer vulnerability that affects all major versions of the browser from the past decade has forced it to raise an alarm: Stop using IE.
The zero-day exploit, the term given to a previously unknown, unpatched flaw, allows attackers to install malware on your computer without your permission. That malware could be used to steal personal data, track online
Most of you may know this, but I just heard on the radio that IE is not safe to use right now. I think it’s versions 6-11, with most likelihood of being targeted–versions 9-11.
The security hole was discovered over the weekend and they said MS will likely be trying to get a fix distributed this week. However: they didn’t know if MS would do a fix for Win XP….since they aren’t supporting it anymore; maybe not.
You can download and install Google Chrome or Firefox to use until IE is fixed….or you could uninstall or disable Adobe Flash–since that is apparently where the vulnerability is.