So, I've seen many apps that looked like they'd be helpful one way or another. (The latest was Malware Browser Guard.) When I click to install them, I'm warned that I'l… (xem thêm)
So, I've seen many apps that looked like they'd be helpful one way or another. (The latest was Malware Browser Guard.) When I click to install them, I'm warned that I'll be allowing the app to read what I enter, change things, etc. When I read more it sounds more reasonable -- it sounds like that at each step I'll be asked if I give permission for the app to read or edit -- the implication being read this specific page or edit this particular entry.
So by downloading these apps am I giving blanket authority to them to monitor my every click and keystroke or am I only telling the browser that I might want them to be able to do these things, but I need to be informed first when they are actively seeking to do something so I can decide whether to allow it at that point?
I don't suppose I have any guarantee that any software I use isn't collecting my userids, passwords, sites I visit, email I write, etc. -- but when I'm specifically warned I am authorizing a program to read what I enter, etc. it gives me pause. It's one thing to not know, another to say, no problem, have at it.
I'd like to take advantage of what some of these apps purport to provide. I'm hoping for some reassurance about downloading ones from presumably reputable companies.