CARE­FUL AT CY­BER CAFE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - EMAIL MANAGEMENT -

Never be non­cha­lant about us­ing a cy­ber cafe just be­cause you have a complicated pass­word. Or have cho­sen a corner seat where no snoopy slime­ball can peek at your lo­gin in­for­ma­tion. The ma­chine could have a key­log­ger, a clipboard log­ger or sim­i­lar spy­ware in­stalled to cap­ture and save what­ever you type in. Al­ways avoid any sort of fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions on a public ter­mi­nal.

For lo­ca­tions, cy­ber cafes carry and a USB public pen In­ter­net drive which ( has www.aplin.com.au) Neo’s Safe keys on it. This mouse-based key­board pro­gram stalls key­log­gers by al­low­ing you to mouse-click your pass­word on an on-screen key­board in­stead of typ­ing it out on key­board—thus stalling a key­stroke trap­per from record­ing your lo­gin de­tails. Your pass­word with Safekeys key­board ap­pears within a “*****” mask. You sim­ply se­lect the “*****” and drag-drop it onto the pass­word box of your on­line lo­gin form. An­other good op­tion is Anti Key­log­ger Shield (http://is.gd/ae7eue)

En­sure ac­counts, you’ve and clear logged the out browser’s of all your his­tory and cache. Also, be­fore you lo­gin al­ways keep your eyes peeled for check­boxes that say “Re­mem­ber my pass­word” or “Re­mem­ber my email ad­dress”. It will take only a sec­ond to uncheck these but could save you life­time of grief.

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