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Chrome Defaults to Secure Website Version

Google Chrome will now look for a secure version of a website first by default. It could mean a tiny delay accessing some sites, but should nudge more sites to increase security. The change to the browser involves how it handles cases where users ... simply type in the domain (such as rather than the full website address (such as or ). The browser being able to convert one to the other makes it much quicker to type website addresses and allows browsers to use a single space for users to input both website addresses and search ... (view more)

Dennis Faas's picture

Explained: Do I need a VPN on a Public Network?

Infopackets Reader Neil W. writes: " Dear Dennis, Thanks for your interesting article on whether a VPN is safe for online banking . However, one question I can't seem to find the answer to is: do I need VPN on a public network? Do I need a VPN on a ... private network? What about a VPN on a shared network? An example might include a student doing banking at a university shared network. What do you think? " My response: Short answer: A VPN, or virtual private network is useful in a few cases - for example: hiding your tracks online (to some extent, but with major limitations) or accessing geo- ... (view more)

Dennis Faas's picture

[ShellX 20061114]: 'Tor', and 'Techlogica Http Server'

Tor Anonymize your web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and ... privacy features. Techlogica Http Server Techlogica Http Server is intended to be used for locally testing your script-based website. PHP and CGI. (view more)

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[ShellX 20060204]: 'Http Monitor', and ' Wma To Mp3 Converter'

Http Monitor Control each outgoing HTTP request from your computer and download only necessary Internet resources. Avoid converting your own Internet traffic into income for someone else (I.E.: a Spyware attack). ... Wma To Mp3 Converter WMA to MP3 Converter can convert Windows Media files to MP3 files which can be played in MP3 Players. All Windows Media formats (*.wma, *.wmv, *.asf) are supported. The program is a freeware and does not contain any form of malware. (view more)

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