Mercury Reader

Mercury ReaderThe Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site. It just clears the clutter instantly.

Once installed and enabled, with just one click, you can read text on your webpages in a clear, uncluttered, ad-free environment. You can eliminate all the ads and the noise surrounding the text on your webpage. You can even adjust typeface and text size, and toggle between light or dark themes for ease of reading. Options to optimize printing are also available to print a webpage without ads and unnecessary clutter.

An interesting add-on to browse the web comfortably.

Applock

Applock is a simple lock which you can set for each of your apps. Many times, it so happens that you  hand over your phone to a friend or family member and he /she starts exploring your phone. Applock allows you to set a lock for each of your apps and allows that app to launch only when the requisite fingerprint or password is supplied. So you can lock your Facebook or Whatsapp or Gallery with Applock and each of these apps can now be launched only with a common password.

If you have enabled fingerprint recognition on your phone, your fingerprint can be used as your password to launch an app. In addition to perfect lock, AppLock can also catch intruders by taking a picture and even hide the fact that lock the app with fake error window!You can set a different password for each locked app and even lock the whole phone using lock screen of AppLock instead of lock screen of system. There is a provision to show a fake error message on the app which has been locked, so that the intruder is confused.

A very useful app for those who are sensitive to their privacy!

Android: http://bit.ly/2tNU2Ld

Eraser.heidi.ie

When we delete files from our windows computers, it does not erase the files completely. The file remains on the disk until another file is created over it, and even after that, it might be possible to recover data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk platter surface. To ensure that your confidential and sensitive files are completely erased from your hard disk, use eraser.heidi.ie
Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Eraser is a free software and can be used on multiple versions of Windows.
So next time you delete any sensitive files, be sure to use eraser – better be safe than sorry.

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Fingerprint lock for Whatsapp

Who wants prying eyes to go through your Whatsapp messages, whether it is family or friends? In these times of protecting privacy, Whatsapp has introduced a built-in fingerprint lock on the app. Once enabled, Whatsapp can be started only when you scan your fingerprint – no passwords to remember!
Make sure you have the latest version of Whatsapp downloaded from the Play Store and you have a fingerprint scanner enabled on your phone. Just go to Whatsapp Menu, Settings, Account, Privacy and look for Fingerprint Lock at the bottom. Just enable the Fingerprint Lock and you are done!
Now, you have full security and the confidence that Whatsapp will be started only when you scan your fingerprint!

Bitwarden – Password Manager

Bitwarden is an open source password manager for Android. It is an extremely easy and safe way to store all your logins and passwords while conveniently keeping them synced between all your devices.

Bitwarden stores all your logins in an encrypted vault that syncs across all your devices. Since it is fully encrypted before it ever leaves your device, only you have access to your data. Not even the team at Bitwarden can read your data, even if we wanted to. Your data is sealed with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.

Since it is Open Source, it is completely free and will always be free. However, to support the developers, you may upgrade to premium – it is just $10 per year.

Take your security seriously, go for Bitwarden!

Android: http://bit.ly/2mp4OE9

Nord VPN

Browsing the net from your phone has its own share of risks. Prying eyes, stealing bots, and what not. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) shields you from the perils of such predators. NordVPN app lets you enjoy secure and private internet access in just a single tap – on your smartphone, tablet, or your Android TV.

This app keeps your online activity private from ISPs, advertisers, and other snoopers. It also secures your internet traffic with military-grade encryption so that no one can get their hands on your online data. When you browse the net, it also changes your IP address so that you appear to be browsing from a different location. With servers in 60 countries – you could be browsing from any country without anyone knowing. And, if you hop on to any WiFi network, you can rest assured that your sensitive data is safe – the CyberSec feature protects you from malware, spyware and other malicious content. And all this, without compromising a bit on speed!

Be fast and secure with NordVPN, a small price to pay for safety!

Android: http://bit.ly/2nnTVmT          iOS: https://apple.co/2oTBMh4

Passwords.google.com

This Google password manager helps you see, change, or remove passwords you saved in your Google Account. You can have Chrome remember your passwords for different sites. To use your passwords on different devices, turn sync on in Chrome, and when it asks you whether you wish to save your password securely, it allows you to do so.

Over a period of time after saving your password on many sites, you may like to review your passwords – how many are common, how many are weak and how many are already compromised. This gives a fair amount of overview of all your passwords on the net.

Of course, the recommendation for the compromised passwords is to immediately update them to something different and difficult. Common passwords need to be changed so that each site uses a unique password and the weak passwords need to be updated to something more difficult.

A quick glance will keep you abreast of the security level of your passwords and let you change them, if needed, just in time!

Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger is an Extension which helps you maintain your privacy while browsing. Many websites intrude on your browsing habits, behind the scenes, and track your likes and dislikes. Instead of keeping lists of what to block, Privacy Badger learns by watching which domains appear to be tracking you as you browse the Web.

 

Privacy Badger sends the Do Not Track signal. If trackers ignore your wishes, your Badger will learn to block them. Privacy Badger starts blocking once it sees the same tracker on three different websites.

 

Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook, Google and Twitter, with more privacy protections on the way.

 

A useful way of preserving your privacy when you are browsing. Available as an extension on multiple platforms such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

Firefox Lockbox

Firefox Lockbox is a simple password manager which works exclusively with the Firefox Browser. If you are a Firefox fan, this means that any logins and passwords that you store in Firefox will be available to you on your mobile browser across websites and apps that you need to login to.

You just need to install the app and sign into your Firefox account. Lockbox will copy over all your passwords. Your credentials are protected with 256-bit encryption and even the makers – Mozilla – cannot access them. For an extra layer of protection, you can lock the app using your pin or fingerprint scanner or facial recognition, where available. There is also an auto lock which locks the app when not in use.

Android: http://bit.ly/2IDQGQt   iOS: https://apple.co/2IIOR4H

Firefox Send

Firefox Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever. You may set the expiry based on the number of times the file is downloaded or the number of days from the date of sending. You can also select a secret password and share it with the recipient only, to get an added level of security.

Just select a file you wish to send, upload it and get (copy) a link which can be shared. You can share to any device and your recipient can be on any platform.

Firefox Send makes it simple to share large file sizes – perfect for sharing professional design files or collaborating on a presentation with co-workers. With Send you can share file sizes up to 1GB quickly. Sign up for a free Firefox account to send files up to 2.5GB.

A very simple, useful utility to share large files safely, instantly.

https://send.firefox.com/    Android: http://bit.ly/2P6234V