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HMA Weekly Tip: How can I secure my browser?

Besides protecting your internet connection with HMA! Pro VPN, optimizing your browser’s settings is another critical step in using the Internet securely and privately. Many users don’t know the plethora of options and extensions available that can be used another essential layer of protection.


We’ve rounded up a collection of extensions (that we’ve built and 3rd party) which we use ourselves to stay secure online.


Extensions:

- HMA! Web Proxy Browser Extension: Protect your browsing where VPN is not available

- HMA! PanicButton: Hides all of your tabs with 1 click

- HMA! IP Checker: Identify your IP address, location and ISP. You can even keep a IP history!

- Ghostery: See who’s tracking your web browsing and block them (Firefox) (Chrome)

- NoScript (Firefox): Disable Java, JavaScript and other plugins


Guides / Tutorials:

- How to clear your Java & Flash cache

- How to use Private Browsing / Incognito mode, modify location services and history data:


Liberty Reserve removed as a payment option

LibertyReserve.com a virtual currency payment processor is no longer a payment method for our HMA! Pro veepn vpn proxy service, since according to reports the company has been shut down. Liberty Reserve was a popular payment method for consumers who were unable to get a credit-card in their country, since you could fund your LibertyReserve.com account via third-party exchangers using a range of methods such as bank transfer and Western Union.


HMA! still offers multiple payment methods including credit-card, Paypal, wire transfer, and also WebMoney – a virtual currency similar to Liberty Reserve.


HMA! Pro VPN accounts which have been funded by Liberty Reserve will still remain active, however we will not be able to process any Liberty Reserve refund requests.


Facebook copies Twitter in allowing users to be verified

Having the addition of verified accounts is a great way to show both authority and authenticity on Facebook - there's an awful lot of fake accounts online, so knowing you've found the real one is always a positive. Like on Twitter, you cannot request to be verified by Facebook. If Facebook believe that verifying your page is necessary, then they will contact you.


This isn't Facebook's first attempt at cracking down on fake profiles. Back in February 2012, they introduced a move that allowed people to verify their accounts with a valid ID. This allowed users, primarily celebrities, to have nicknames or pseudonyms instead of their full name displayed on their page without losing their ranking in Facebook search results. This early attempt at verification worked well in connecting fans with authentic celebrity accounts, but unlike the new version didn't involve any public signs.


Whether you're a celebrity wanting to keep your account your own, or a fan trying to avoid falling for a fake, internet security is a concern to us all. Having the new verification process in place on Facebook should let everyone know the account is legitimate and trustworthy. If you're conscious of online identity protection, one way to up your security is to use a VPN Service. A VPN provides an extra layer of security to your connection when using online services, to help keep your personal data safe and private.


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