Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’

Windows System History and Cache Cleaner

If you are looking for some software that will make it harder for someone to see what you do on your computer, or even your work computer, then you should check out the free trial of WinVac, which will remove all of the stuff you don’t want seen while keeping some stuff to make it look like you’re not cleaning your system. We all know how obvious it is when you click the address bar and there are no addresses listed, WinVac will erase your history and then re-populate it with some good url’s for you, to make it look like you are just using some business related, or search engines, etc, such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, Wikipedia, or Tipsdr.com. That’s the key, cleaning your system, without making it look like you are cleaning your system and protecting your privacy. Here are some of the better features of WinVac:

  • Keep sites that should not be removed from Internet Explorer’s History and Drop Down URL List
  • Keep cookies that store important login information
  • Select which files should populate the “Recent Documents” list, even if you haven’t opened them recently!
  • Populate history lists in Windows Media Player with fake files
  • Deletes Cookies
  • Deletes Typed URLs
  • Deletes Temporary Internet Files
  • Deletes Recent Document List
  • Deletes Media Player History
  • Deletes Temp Files
  • Deletes Internet Explorer History
  • Empties the recycle bin
  • Deletes Run/Search History
  • Over 150 compatible Plugins, all free, that can clear out the history lists of just about any program you own!
  • Provides a comprehensive log each time the software is run, so that you can see exactly what the program is doing!
  • Password Protection to keep your information safe
  • Saved settings can be encrypted for extra security!

It also allows you to keep certain cookies, because if you have ever deleted all your cookies, history, etc, you know you have to remember every password you told your system to remember, forums, blogs, news sites, social networking sites like Myspace, YouTube, Facebook and others. WinVac helps you with all of that and more download the 7 day free trial and see for yourself, or buy it now for only $19.95! It is well worth it.

Now, don’t get the idea that it will all go away and you won’t be able to find it, the way the file systems work on most machines is it will still have all of the deleted stuff on the drive, it just removes the pointers to it, so if you clean your machine, I could still come in and find everything, and I mean everything, maybe some stuff you forgot about, and it will remain there until other files overwrite the sectors those files were in and even then, some of it may still be recoverable. So, don’t do anything on your work machine that will get you fired, because they could bring someone like me in and I could tell them exactly where you’ve been and what you’ve typed.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - December 31, 2006 at 12:09 pm

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Privacy Invasion and How to Avoid Identity Theft

I subscribe to quite a few RSS feeds, I’m interested in a lot of stuff, or I’m a pack rat, but was checking my index today and read this post Talk about security stupidity from the Network Security Blog that referenced this post IHOP Privacy Invasion from the Id Theft Secrets Blog. An iHop in Boston was requiring customers to leave their drivers licenses with a security guard in order to be seated at a table because they had customers not pay before. There is way too much personal information on your drivers license to just leave with someone so you can eat some pancakes.

It seems, customers were required to leave their driver’s license with a security guard as a requirement to be seated for service. Evidently this particular IHOP outlet had previously been the victim of non paying customers.

What helped to expose this incident as an invasion of privacy, was a former identity theft victim was taken aback by that local IHOP’s request for his personal information.

A driver’s license contains primary information which many retailers use to verify identity against credit cards and check cashing transactions. In the hands of an identity thief “data collector” it’s worth hundreds of dollars each if sold to the various fraud rings in operation domestically.

This site gives out some good advice, well worth visiting the site to read some of his content on id theft, he said Always question, why someone would need your driver’s license and or social security number (ssn), the only time this should really be needed would be financial transactions.

In a statement, the California-based chain said an employee thought making customers leave their driver’s licenses with a security guard would stop them from taking off before paying for their meals.

But the company said the rule was imposed without the knowledge or approval of management. It’s apologizing to customers who were inconvenienced.

One customer said he was shocked when told he had to turn over his license before being seated. John Russo — a past victim of identity theft — said he was going for pancakes, “not buying the Hope diamond.” Source: Customers unhappy over IHOP’s policy to ask for IDs.

It is your right to protect your personal information, and check out the Id Theft Secrets Blog, it looks like it has some good info on identity theft.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - December 2, 2006 at 1:49 am

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