In addition Cocoon will also block all advertisements and relay your data through an encrypted tunnel, an ideal tool to secure yourself at public Wifi hotspots where anyone with a packet sniffer could see what websites you visit and grab your passwords. As of the moment, it is free and free to use their service. I look forward to evaluating a more thoroughly built-out version. It insulates your computer from cookies, viruses, and prying eyes. Enter your account credentials in the toolbar and you're ready to start browsing with Cocoon.
It's effectively a Virtual Private Network but without any configuration worries. Features: Truly anonymous browsing; Anti-virus protection; Cookies stored off your computer; Secure connection on public wifi; Privacy on shared computers; Encrypted browsing history; Anonymous email creation; Blocks drive-by malware attacks; History access on multiple devices; Secure webmail access. I tried a number of ways to make it look at my standard samples collection. In Cocoon session, your History is not erased. Cocoon uses the time-tested method of routing traffic through proxy servers to hide users' addresses, and it takes a moment or two for Cocoon to find and log on to a server. The Mailslot tool creates secure accounts.
I didn't count those at all. Living in the Cloud Cocoon protects your privacy by keeping all browser-related data in the cloud, not in local storage. Cons: 10 characters minimum Count: 0 of 1,000 characters 5. The scores for dedicated antivirus products in this test span quite a range. Sure, it takes you to the sites you request, manages your favorites, and maybe even remembers passwords for you, but is that enough? This will log off your Cocoon account and return your browser to the normal mode. And although Cocoon blocks websites advertisements they serve you their own ads, that is how they finance themselves.
At the top, and managed 91 percent protection. Lastly, to log out of Cocoon session, simply click the Power button at the left side of the toolbar. Next, you install the Cocoon browser, which includes a Cocoon toolbar at the top. Summary: optional Count: 0 of 1,500 characters The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. As a content creator I also think that this has to be one of the most hypocrite companies I have come across, on the one hand they block websites adverts, like the ones found here, and deny sites from revenue they deserve while they show users their own intrusive adverts, it sounds like do as I say not like I do, other than that, a nice alternative to HotSpotShield, and it is available for the iPhone and iPad too. The other main benefit of Cocoon — and indeed any web proxy — is that it anonymizes your surfing habits, too. Cocoon funciona mediante una extensión de Firefox que nos permite navegar de forma segura y anónima como si «no estuviésemos» en nuestra computadora.
Semantics aside, I am still relatively impressed with this Firefox add-on, which can be obtained. I did encounter a couple of oddities. I made an imaginary purchase on another site, submitting a non-existent identity on the checkout page. General Publisher Publisher web site Release Date May 18, 2012 Date Added May 30, 2012 Version 1. Turning Cocoon on and off is as simple as hitting a button.
There's no doubt Cocoon slows down your browsing a bit, but we've never tried a proxy setup that didn't. An Internet Explorer version is in the works, and an Firefox for Android version is also on the cards. We have previously shared to secure your online connection and protect your online privacy. To check this, I repeatedly ran the popular speed test Speedof. . Cocoon even makes open WiFi access points secure. We typed some searches into the Cocoon Search field, which searches securely via Google, though we could change it to Bing or Yahoo via Cocoon's online settings page.
Weaknesses aside, I still believe that this is a great defensive tool. Summary Solid product that allows me to browser about the web with confidence. Cocoon even makes open WiFi access points secure. Be sure to cancel if you decide against continuing. To start a Cocoon session, you have to first register for a Cocoon account, then login to your account in the toolbar. One-line summary: 10 characters minimum Count: 0 of 55 characters 3. There has to be some speed lost in encrypting all traffic and sending it through servers in another city.
Best of all, you can install on every computer you use and have the same settings throughout. Cross-posted from The views expressed in this post are the opinions of the Infosec Island member that posted this content. Even better, it protects you from accidentally downloading malware, or getting hit with a drive-by download. After installing Cocoon and restarting Firefox, you'll need to create an account, but it's fairly painless. And when I logged in to Amazon, it suggested I might want Amazon's India page. You are logged in as.
Protect yourself from online tracking, malware and identity theft with Cocoon. Password and form-fill storage did not work in testing. In the case of if it has passed the scan, you are still given a warning about what kind of file it is. One thing that I love about this feature is that it is well-integrated into the session. When I revisited those sites, Cocoon didn't offer to fill passwords or personal data. Does Cocoon pose the same risk? Cocoon Asia works the same as Cocoon with one difference, it is optimized for use in 7 Asian countries. Oh, and with one other difference: In Chrome and Firefox, it actually works.