Tuesday, January 16, 2007

How to Travel the Internet in Stealth Mode

Privacy is a huge concern nowadays, especially because of the ubiquity of the Internet in modern life. I already know that my address and home phone number are as easy to access via the web as is advice from Dr. Phil, and probably so are yours. But I want to keep other information private, and I want to do what I can to prevent someone stealing my identity and credit. I also want to keep my surfing habits private. I just don't like the idea of other people being able to know where I shop, what my interests are, et cetera. All that being said, what can you do to prevent your internet travels from being sniffed over by all manner of e-scavenger? First, you should use Firefox to browse. There are a few sites that will only cooperate with IE, but for most, Firefox is much more secure. Second, add some extentions to your Firefox installation that go a long way towards protecting your privacy. Two extentions that are a must are Stealther and NoScript. Check them out by clicking on the links. Click the button below to get Firefox.