Browser betrayals

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Most people don't realise how their browsers betray them. It's not so bad at home, but in a work context it could cost you your job.

Yeah, yeah, you're not supposed to be surfing, you're supposed to be working. But who's going to know, right? Actually, practically anyone in the office. All they need to know is what to click. Try this: left-click the little arrow head beside the address bar and you'll get a comprehensive list all recently entered addresses...

Firefox has a brilliant privacy extra, the Always clear my private data when I close Firefox option in the same window as the History settings...

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FileZilla is one great open source FTP client that -- up until now -- was available only for Windows. Version 3 is a ground-up rewrite that makes the application available for the first time on Linux, too.

You can download the latest FileZilla release either from filezilla-project.org or through the project's SourceForge.net page. In both places, you will find the older FileZilla 2.x series for Windows only, and the 3.0 series for Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and Windows.

Despite the similarity in names, FileZilla is not built on top of Mozilla code, nor does it use Mozilla-derived technologies like XUL. It does use wxWidgets for its cross-platform user interface elements, and is built on top of the standard GNU toolchain.

FileZilla 3 brings Windows FTP goodness to Linux