Sep 012008
 


If you are a Proxy Administrator in an organisation, one of the most common problems with users and their Internet Explorer browsers is the “Bypass proxy” settings and how they work. This article should bring some light on proxy bypass.

When click Tools – Internet Options – Connections – LAN Settings on your Internet Explorer, you can see “Proxy Server” settings where you enter the IP/Hostname of the proxy server and the port number on which it listens on. This is the host to which all browser requests will be forwarded to. This helps improve performance from caching the pages or objects where necessary and these days proxies are evolving from just being a caching appliance to a more Internet Access Control devices.

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Aug 112008
 


Me.dium is an add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Flock Web browsers that allows you to peek behind the curtain of the web. After you install it, a Me.dium “map” appears in the left pane of the browser. The map displays an icon representing you and the website you are viewing, along with icons of other Me.dium users who are visiting the same site.

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Aug 082008
 


Error “Windows has blocked this software because it cannot verify the publisher” when you try to access a website which tries to install addons or run executables like installation CAB files.

By default Internet Explorer disable running unsigned ActiveX controls. Unsigned activeX controls are programs that tries to execute a command on your PC, like CAB install files or a ZIP file which do not have a digital signature.

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Jul 272008
 


If you have used Firefox, I’m sure you would have noticed the Find / Search option (CTRL+F) will allow you to search as you type the work you are looking for. Wish you had that in internet explorer??? Well, someone thoughth about you and wrote this simple addon for Internet Explorer, “Find as you type”. Functionality is exactly the same. Finds for the words and highlight as you type. A great small simple addon for your Internet Explorer.

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Jun 262008
 


Finjan is one of the security products company that drew my attention this year at InfoSec 2008 in London. The protfolio reminded of Kasperskys early days.

Finjan SecureBrowsing provides you with safety ratings of URLs showing in your browser. Finjan SecureBrowsing is a security extension for your browser that scans and classifies web addresses to provide you with safety rating of URLs before you visit them. Proactively alerting you to potentially malicious web addresses in links of search results, ads and other selected web pages, SecureBrowsing protects you from webpages that could be used to compromise your privacy and identity.

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