Facebook has always been the center of controversy regarding the amount of access its applications can get for a user account. Many Facebook users immediately grant permissions to any application that they add, without considering the fact that it might obtain more than expected access to their profiles and contact list. Lately I have been receiving a lot of spam on my Windows Live account from my legitimate email accounts Continue Reading →
While there are a number of PDF writers like CutePDF and Doro that can easily convert any type of document in PDF format from virtually any Windows application, you can easily convert any Microsoft Word document to PDF format using a built-in option. This feature is available in both MS Word 2013 and 2010.
Cloud Storage services like Dropbox have been the favorite choices for a large number of users from multiple platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, etc. For those of you who may be unaware of Dropbox, it is a cloud storage service that allows saving up to 2 GB of free data to an online account, which can be synced across multiple devices, including your laptop and mobile phone. Since Continue Reading →
Drive encryption is meant to secure your data and sensitive personal information, in case your computer is stolen or attacked to gain access by a third party source such as a hacker o malware. In such a case, it is necessary to have your data encrypted to secure your bank account credentials, credit card information, social security number, etc, which may be saved on your hard drive. During the installation Continue Reading →
Cryptkeeper is a system tray applet for Linux which allows creating encrypted and password protected folders for securely saving your files. These folders are hidden by default, but you can unhide and access them anytime from the appropriate password. Cryptkeeper can also be used to import ENCFS files encrypted files. See the simple steps explained below to understand how to install and use this software.
Notepad++ is an advanced text editor for programmers which supports many programming languages and can be used as an alternative to Windows Notepad. It is basically a source code editor and Notepad replacement which runs in the MS Windows environment. Notepad++ is based on the editing component known as Scintilla and is written in C++ . Notepad++ uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and Continue Reading →
CyberGhost is a free VPN service like TunnelBear, which is meant to allow users to surf anonymously with an alternative foreign IP and encrypted connection to help secure their internet connection. Once you run CyberGhost, your internet connection is routed through the VPN service with an SSL encrypted connection which conceals your true identity online and protects you from hackers.
Some websites are blocked outside a specific country or region due to copyright issues and political issues. Ricco VPN is a free software which allots you with a foreign IP and encrypts your connection for maximum security to help you bypass restrictions and to access location restricted websites.
KNote is an advanced and secure note taking application that allows creating encrypted notes with images, videos, text, etc and provides the utility to publish it over the KNote website to be accessed by a given URL. Content can be saved to a note via simple drag and drop which makes it easy to save data in note form.
ENCFS is an open source software which delivers an encrypted file system in a user space. It does not require any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel to provide a file system interface. ENCFS can also be used to encrypt Dropbox files in Ubuntu and other version of Linux. This might be particularly useful as Dropbox does not encrypt files on its own. In this post Continue Reading →