CONS of Steganos Privacy Suite Crack
- Basic password features don’t work
- Advanced password features absent
- Privacy features from earlier editions absent
Abine Blur Premium is another suite of tools aimed at protecting your privacy. Its active Do Not Track (DNT) component goes way beyond just sending the DNT header, which websites can ignore. Furthermore, unlike what Steganos used to do, it makes its DNT activity visible. It includes a simple password manager that goes beyond Steganos Privacy Suite Crack in many ways, including a safety report that flags weak and duplicate passwords.
Blur protects your privacy by masking email accounts, credit cards, and (on a smartphone) phone numbers. Suppose you make a purchase from a merchant using a masked email account, and a masked credit card. Mail from the merchant reaches your regular email inbox, even though the merchant doesn’t have that address. If the masked account starts getting spam, just delete it (and find a merchant with better practices). Likewise, a merchant who doesn’t have your real credit card number can’t sell the card data or overcharge you. Read my review for a full explanation.
Blur doesn’t block ads, and it doesn’t include file encryption, but its components are all directly aimed at protecting your privacy. Even if you do install the Steganos Privacy Suite Crack, consider trying Blur’s free edition for additional protection. Note that the $39-per-year premium subscription lets you use Blur on all your devices.
Do You Already Have Privacy Protection?
You may also find that you’ve already got significant privacy protection courtesy of your security suite. For example, Kaspersky Internet Security and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus include an active Do Not Track system, like what Blur offers, and Kaspersky can block banner ads. Webcam protection in Bitdefender, Kaspersky and ESET goes farther than what you used to get with Steganos Privacy Suite Crack.
As for encrypted storage, the core of Steganos Privacy Suite, you can find a similar feature in many security suites, among them Bitdefender Total Security, Kaspersky, and Trend Micro. Admittedly, none of the suites build out this feature into the comprehensive encryption system that is Steganos Safe.
Password management is becoming a common bonus feature in larger suites. McAfee comes with all the multi-factor authentication glory of True Key. Norton 360 Deluxe, Trend Micro, ESET, Kaspersky, and Bitdefender are among the other suites with a password manager built right in.
Before you purchase a set of privacy tools, check to see what you already have right in your existing security suite.
Stick With Steganos Safe
Steganos Privacy Suite Crack is the best part of Steganos Privacy Suite. It offers multiple locations for encrypted file safes, along with the ability to convert a whole partition to a safe. It can also conceal the very existence of a safe, and it supports two-factor authentication. Steganos Password Manager covers basic password tasks, but it had trouble capturing common websites that competing products handle with ease. The remaining privacy components that used to round out this suite are simply gone. That being the case, there’s no reason to buy this suite. If you want Steganos encryption, just get Steganos Safe.
There are many different approaches to protecting your privacy. These include encrypting your email messages, hiding your actual email address, blocking ad trackers, and more. Among the tools we’ve examined, Abine Blur offers the broadest set of privacy tools. It remains an Editors’ Choice for privacy protection. Protecting privacy in a completely different way, the free and simple Preveil email encryption system is also an Editors’ Choice for privacy.
Steganos Password Manager does offer some interesting features. You can create a read-only portable edition to carry with you. A virtual keyboard prevents keyloggers, even hardware-based ones, from capturing your master password. And it includes the expected password generator, with true randomization based on user activity. Overall, though, it’s disappointing. Editor’s Choice free password managers LastPass and Myki Password Manager & Authenticator are more effective, and the best commercial ones leave Steganos in the dust.
What’s Not Here
Some years ago, this suite included the Steganos Privacy Suite Crack Online Shield VPN. This product currently costs $49.99 per year as a standalone, so it’s understandable the company decided not to give it away with the suite, which goes for a one-time price of $49.99. In any case, when PCMag’s VPN expert Max Eddy reviewed an earlier edition, he rated it just two stars.
Since that time, many other features have vanished from Steganos Privacy Suite. The Crypt & Hide component worked something like Steganos Safe’s ability to hide a safe inside an audio, video, or executable file. Crypt & Hide would take individual files and hide them within a BMP, WAV, or JPG file. But it’s no longer included.
Trace Destructor no longer appears in Steganos Safe or this suite. This was a simple tool to foil snoops by wiping traces of your browsing and computer use.
Under Privacy, Steganos used to offer webcam protection, ad blocking, active Do Not Track, and “fuzzing” of browser details to avoid fingerprinting, similar to what TrackOFF does. These features proved troublesome in testing, with some crashes and some silent failures. Now the troubles are gone, because the features are gone.
Steganos Privacy Suite 23.4.4 Crack has dropped all privacy features except for password management and encryption. Skip this product; just go for the standalone Steganos Safe.