Help, internet history

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Help, internet history

Post by moneygreen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:06 am
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from what i already knew and what i've read here someone that knows what their doing can see your whole internet history/transactions/passwords/etc. right? here it says to encrypt your internet history so that recovering it is alot harder

one question: if i wanted to do this which file would i want to encrypt if all i wanted to hide was the internet stuff?

thanks in advance

forgot the link lmao

http://www.delete-computer-history.com/ ... etion.html
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by faazshift on Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:58 am
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moneygreen wrote:from what i already knew and what i've read here someone that knows what their doing can see your whole internet history/transactions/passwords/etc. right? here it says to encrypt your internet history so that recovering it is alot harder

Well, this only makes it more secure against someone actually stealing your computer and trying to get this information. It doesn't change the fact that your browser still has access and uses it, but only introduces some encryption/decryption overhead.

moneygreen wrote:one question: if i wanted to do this which file would i want to encrypt if all i wanted to hide was the internet stuff?

If you are using firefox, it would be stuff in the directory: "C:\Documents and Settings\someuser\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\58eqi2vs.default".
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by moneygreen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:12 am
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ok thanks but when i get to the user i dont find an application data icon or anything like that
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by faazshift on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:21 am
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Well, it is hidden. Do you have windows explorer set to show hidden files/folders?
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by moneygreen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:47 am
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i just copy and pasted what you wrote into "RUN" and found it.

but the only thing that popped up was ip1vgr2b.default it has bookmarkbackups, formhistory, cookies etc. is this it?
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by faazshift on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:06 pm
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moneygreen wrote:i just copy and pasted what you wrote into "RUN" and found it.

but the only thing that popped up was ip1vgr2b.default it has bookmarkbackups, formhistory, cookies etc. is this it?

Yeah, sorry I didn't point that out. The directory is randomly named for each install/new profile, so yes that would be it.
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by moneygreen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:09 pm
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sweet, so just encrypt the entire file?

encrypting it wont mess with the way firefox works right?
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by faazshift on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:17 pm
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moneygreen wrote:sweet, so just encrypt the entire file?

encrypting it wont mess with the way firefox works right?

I wouldn't think so. I just did some testing and it works fine, but I did notice an ever-so-slight addition of overhead, but if you don't care, go ahead. You should always be able to disable encryption. And yes, you can just encrypt the entire directory.
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Re: Help, internet history

Post by moneygreen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:19 pm
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awesome, thanks for your help

-- Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:56 pm --

the home addition doesnt have encryption enabled :( its grayed out
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