Privacy and security is the bandwagon Apple has not decided to jump on with both feet, so here are a few ways to get your Mac to be a little more private, more secure, and less incriminating if you’re visiting sites your mom would not approve.
Scan For Privacy
The problem with being online these days is that you’re being tracked. From Facebook to Instagram, from Gmail to web site advertising, everyone wants a piece of where you’ve been.
Worse, with cookies, Flash cookies, local browser database files, and browsing history, it’s not hard to know exactly which sites you’ve used and when.
PrivacyScan to the rescue. This inexpensive Mac app does something unique among the privacy apps– it erases incriminating details with a secure erase mechanism.
Within seconds it safely and securely destroys internet files on your Mac that can be used to track your online shenanigans. Cache files, browser history, cookies, Flash cookies, temporary files get zapped.
Think of it as a secure shredder for your browser which uses U.S. State Department of Defense deletion standards and overwrites files with up to 35 passes to completely delete sensitive data.
Setup is straightforward. Choose standard delete or secure shredding, select the browser to scan, and choose what to clean.
That’s it. PrivacyScan finds all the files associated with your selected browser and securely deletes every one.
That means cache files, browser history files, Flash cookies and ordinary ad tracking cookies are deleted and securely erased so they cannot be recovered.
This is the app to have if you’re browsing sites you don’t really want others to know about.