Portable Internet programs for online security

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#1 Apr 30th, 2008, 17:03
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I gathered together a bunch of portable Internet programs and tools to check out the computer you're using in an Internet café. As well as Firefox, Thunderbird, Pidgin (formerly Gaim) and CCleaner, I added a number of other programs which will make the use of a public computer a safer and more secure experience.

There are two versions - one for the more technical types, which includes KeePass, Neo's SafeKeys, KeyScrambler, TCP View, Hostess and ClamWin AV, and another for the ungeeky (ordinary users who just want to send messages, check online banking, etc) which has only KeePass secure password store and Neo's SafeKeys (an onscreen keyboard which is safe from keyboard-event-capture trojan horses, unlike Windows' built-in mouse keyboard). Each should give you a layer of protection from password-stealing software installed on the computer you are using, and each will run from your USB flash drive without being logged in as an administrator.

Both versions have my own help document (16 pages in PDF) with guidance for the programs' use, and other tips on staying safe online.

It's all contained in a little launcher, which speeds up selecting the various programs. It is entirely free to use and contains free and - as far as possible - open-source software.

Read more about it here:
http://www.tokezone.net/cafeklysm/
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Here is a member we have not seen around for a long long time. Welcome back
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No longer absconding, eh? Quick, Nab that man!

Welcome back to a founder member!
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Currently mobile browsing... have turned off pics, etc. Will try to catch up with all the birds, food, etc, in a week or two!
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WB, MT

Hope you've been well; your site's looking good, and that looks like a nifty package you devised.
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Hello there, guys!

I'm only out for exercise at present - with a 24-hour pass for the Mayday holiday. Then it's back in for more therapy.

I'm not sure if I can/should shoulder a title such as "founder member," Nick. "Old Fart Member" might be a better category.

I know people like to see screenshots of software, so here is one of the basic version of the security package I cobbled together:



Based on what I took with me on my 2007-8 India trip, it's got all you need to browse to sites, enter passwords safely using a mouse keyboard and clean your traces afterwards. There's my help file included. The price is right as well...

Cheers!
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Nice to see you, MT! The software looks interesting; I have it bookmarked to view later.
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Hi, wonderwomanusa - it's been a while, hasn't it?

I hope you are still enjoying India, your cat(s) and Philip Glass.
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Hey Toker, long time... !

Great compilation. Even beats the legendary Do-it-Yourself money belt
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Originally Posted by IVAN View Post Even beats the legendary Do-it-Yourself money belt
Had to look it up of course : http://www.tokezone.net/zones/beltup.html
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Originally Posted by IVAN View Post Hey Toker, long time... !
Greetings, Ivan, thou of the equally legendary Links!

I'm happy you like the software assortment. It does of course have some things in common with the money belt: it's something that stops criminals, it's easy to use day-by-day, it looks a bit retro... On the other hand, the money belt didn't need updating - only when its zipper wore out
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Hey MT.
The moneybelt does also need updating!
The stitches you used are so out of fashion you know!

J/K. I like the thing you did there
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Speaking of which, I had finally been going through Ivan's links recently... Impressive collection, yes.
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Originally Posted by machadinha View Post Speaking of which, I had finally been going through Ivan's links recently... Impressive collection, yes.
Hope half of them are still valid, as I haven't updated them for a (long) while.
I just put the link to Tokers caffeKlysm on the list though.
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Oh, didn't check if they were all still functional, of course. A lot of them seemed to be.

Was thinking putting each section in alphabetical order might be useful. There are programs out there that'll check if your links are active and manage them accordingly I believe (memorizing them too to see if they go up again), don't know too much about it. Probably commercial ware.
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Exclamation Updated cafeKlysm full version available

Updated version of cafeKlysm available:

cafeKlysm "Typhoon" (full version) updated to 1.0.6

What's changed?
Mozilla Thunderbird portable was updated from version 2.0.0.12 to 2.0.0.14

(cafeKlysm "Breeze" is unaffected)

http://www.tokezone.net/cafeklysm/
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