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by Dave Gradijan

WebGhost Keeps Your Web Surfing Anonymous

Jul 17, 20071 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

MacXware has released WebGhost, a new Mac OS X utility that helps users remain anonymous when visiting websites. It costs US$29.99, and a demo is available.

WebGhost hides your computer’s IP address by redirecting your Web connection through a secure private proxy server, according to the developer, thus masking your identity on those websites you visit. This, in turns, keeps advertisers, hackers and others from infiltrating the security of your computer.

Tools included with WebGhost help Safari users erase Web browser history, block pop-up ads, clean the Web browser cache, and clear cookies and downloads.

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, 128MB RAM and 10MB hard disk space for installation. WebGhost is a Universal binary. The license fee includes a one-year subscription to the private proxy server.

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