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While SpamX remains unparalleled at reporting spammers to their ISPs, and offers a very effective spam filtering solution, all of the problems we noted with version 3 remain with version 4.
Data Locker ensures that your data remains secure from hackers and unwanted intrusions, though you’ll have to make some compromises.
Spector Pro mac 2009 is a powerful keylogging tool with the additional capability of giving you a visual representation of everything that is being done on a monitored computer at any point in time.
Key-logging software like eBlaster can secretly record all the keystrokes on one computer and surreptitiously send those keystrokes via e-mail to another. eBlaster works, and works quite well.
GlimmerBlocker is an ad blocker that is safe to install because it doesn’t hack Safari.
John Moffett’s app is a compelling blend of privacy and functionality for keeping your mobile photos under lock and key.
This clever utility simplifies the task of creating difficult-to-crack passwords for you by randomly spawning strings of passcodes based on variables of your choosing.
For those who spend time connected to VPNs, Shimo 2 is a flexible and easy-to-use replacement for other VPN clients.
The Minimalist is a well-designed, well-made laptop bag with lots of style; whether or not you like that style is bound to be the issue.
1Password is an excellent web site login and secret-keeping application on the Mac. How well does its new iPhone counterpart work?
Intego's NetBarrier X5 looks like a nice alternative to OS X's built-in firewall. But its tendency to block legitimate network traffic could make it a poor choice for home users.
With ContentBarrier X4, you can set up user restrictions for Internet access, block Web sites, limit instant messaging, and maintain activity logs to get an idea of what people are doing.
Several programs for the iPhone and iPod touch are designed to help you keep your confidential data confidential. Rob Griffiths focuses on three contenders—LockBox, eWallet, and SplashID.
ClamXav 1.1 is an able antivirus program that will keep your Mac protected, though it doesn’t offer all the features that more-expensive programs do. But the price is hard to beat.