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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Check if Somebody is Spying on Your Secure Internet Connection

In the light of all the recent revelations about government and other institutions spying on us, you can check to see if someone is eavesdropping on the HTTPS connections you visit HERE. You can tell if your ISP or other agency is using a fake SSL certificate to look at your supposedly secure HTTPS encrypted traffic. The site also gives detailed technical information on what HTTPS is and how it works.

Free Kindle Books

Gizmo's Tech Support list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. It has 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading. To the best of Gizmo’s knowledge all of the websites offer only legal content.

Must Have Computer Downloads

Anonymous Surfing Service for WindowsCyberGhost VPN
This is a Virtual Private Network based in Germany that provides a basic, user-friendly design. It uses encryption on all connections to ensure a high level of anonymity and uses data compression to make connections faster. The free service allows 1 GB a month, which is enough for normal surfing. You must register in order to use this service. Anonymity services safely transmit information with little risk of local interception; a great idea if you travel or use open Wi-Fi networks or in hotels while traveling.

Private Firewall
This used to be commercial but now is unrestricted freeware. Using Behavioral-based Monitoring, it features virus, spyware, and malware protection, process and application security and registry protection plus more.

This program wipes free space, individual files or folders and data in the recycle bin leaving behind only unrecoverable nonsense file names. Normal file deletion doesn't prevent a file recovery program from recovering files, so eraser utilities are helpful to permanently delete any personally identifiable or unwanted files to protect your privacy.