Complete Privacy Guide: How to Secure Your Online Data the sea of ravenous, computer-hacking Mitnick wannabes on the worldwide web, there are still some good guys, helping consumers protect themselves against internet vulnerability.

The latest and greatest guardian in your data privacy protection arsenal comes in the form of this Complete Guide to Online Privacy, published by Popular Mechanics on their website.

This (almost) exhaustive guide gives you a fighting chance against identity theft online, making sure that internet thieves with your credit card VCC or bank and paypal details don't get the much merrier Christmas they were hoping for.

It also covers almost every aspect of securing your data; it talks you through securing those naughty emails and flirty IMs you're sending from work, to those dodgy movies you're downloading as we speak. Yes, they can indeed be safe from prying eyes.

Popular Mechanics doesn't promise that the tips will make you 100% hacker-proof, but they do say that it will "certainly make it a lot harder for interlopers to read your e-mail and IMs, fill your computer with spyware and track your Web-surfing habits."

So read the guide, and start securing those very blackmailable chat logs with your mistress...

[Popular Mechanics]


  • Anna
    On a similar theme, a friend of mine recommends steganos password manager... he thinks it's the bees knees. I use Roboform firefox addon which can generate random passwords for every site you have an ccount with, and saves them in the password back. It's quite handy :)
  • Vince W.
    Both are good. I can recommend Sxipper - also a firefox plugin. If it had a sync function like Foxmarks, perfect. Roboform can be useful for USB to avoid keystroke logs on public PCs :)
  • Privacy A.
    Thank God we still live in a world where you can get internet privacy, even if it comes at a price. Since we the people have been deemed unworthy to maintain our own internet privacy, what has the world come to?
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