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Ad Blockers Could Be Hijacked

A feature used in several ad blocker tools could be used to "booby trap" websites according to a security researchers. It appears to be a low but credible risk. The problem is all to do with the way many ad blockers work. In simple terms, they ... maintain a blacklist of URLs that host ads and other unwanted material. Whenever a website tries to load an ad from an URL on the list, it's blocked from doing so. Since last summer some ad blockers, including Adblock Plus, added support for a feature called "$rewrite." With this feature, the ad blocker won't just block the unwanted URL from ... (view more)

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'Twitter Blocker 1.0', and 'Fotor 1.3.0'

Twitter Blocker 1.0 As the name suggests, this tool can be used to quickly and easily block (and then unblock) access to Twitter through your various devices. This tool is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and the new Windows 8. ... Fotor 1.3.0 Interested in editing photographs but don't feel comfortable using Adobe Photoshop? Then give Fotor a try. It's designed for use by both amateur and advanced image editors. Using this tool you can edit a photo, create a collage, produce unique greeting cards, etc! To get started, simply select your preferred ... (view more)

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'Touchpad Blocker 2.5', and 'BlueStacks'

Touchpad Blocker 2.5 A laptop computer's touchpad can be very useful device. But it's usually located right under your hands when you are typing. It's easy for an accidental touch from your palm or wrist to move the cursor to another place in your ... file or on your screen! That's why Touchpad Blocker is a great addition to notebooks, for users who prefer the touchpad instead of a mouse or another pointing device. This free, easy to install software helps you type text as fast as you can, without fear of cursor jumps, by locking out cursor/mouse movement for a small period of time immediately ... (view more)

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'Touchpad Blocker', and 'NetworkTrafficView 1.10'

Touchpad Blocker Touchpad Blocker automatically disables mouse buttons (on a laptop touchpad) for a small delay if a key has been pressed on a keyboard. Clicks are ignored just for a few moments, but it's enough to prevent the cursor from ... involuntarily jumping around on screen. NetworkTrafficView 1.10 NetworkTrafficView is a network monitoring tool that captures the packets pass through your network adapter, and displays general statistics about your network traffic. This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows ... (view more)

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'Macrium Reflect Free Edition 4.2.3584', and 'The Web Blocker 2.7'

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition 4.2.3584 Macrium Reflect is a freeware disk imaging program for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It uses BartPE and Linux based recovery options. It allows you to create a disk image while running Windows using Microsoft ... Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS). The Web Blocker 2.7 The Web Blocker is now a 100% free Internet parental control program. It is an easy-to-use, powerful free Internet Filter brought to you by Webstart Studios, LLC. The Web Blocker can block any site on the Internet, including Facebook and MySpace. It's one of the only free ... (view more)

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'PhoXo 7.1', and 'The Web Blocker 2.0'

PhoXo 7.1 PhoXo is a free and powerful image editing software. It's tiny, fast, easy to use, can be treated as a mini PhotoShop (made by Adobe). Its features include layers, undo, over 50 special effects, batch processing, and a wide variety of ... useful and powerful tools for selecting, crop, painting, retouching, measuring and navigation. The Web Blocker 2.0 The Web Blocker is a program that helps to block websites on the Internet with one click of the mouse button. This program can be used as "Internet parental control" software and can (for example) block ... (view more)

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