Privacy self-defence packages go down a bundle

Freeze out hackers and can spam

A combined security package from Anonymizer and UK firm ArticSoftUsers gives users the chance to surf the Web anonymously and protect confidential data from prying eyes with.

Anonymizer enables individuals surf the Internet in complete privacy, keeping personal information away from spammers. It keeps the visitor invisible from the Web site and online advertisers and prevents harmful web bugs or malicious code and scripts running on a surfer's PC.

ArticSoft's FileAssurity lets individuals store and share files, folders and emails securely using encryption technology. This minimises the risk of interception or tampering, according to ArticSoft. FileAssurity also allows files to be securely wiped from a user's PC.

The combined package cost $35, or 50 per cent cheaper than the cost of buying both software packages separately. The companies are promoting ease of use as a differentiator between their combined offering and other privacy protection products on the market. ®

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