'Covert' app lets jailbroken iPhones surf privately

'Covert' app lets jailbroken iPhones surf privately
While most people aren't worried about others uncovering their browsing history, there is obviously a market for such discretion. Examples include such features as 'Incognito' mode in Google Chrome and 'Private Browsing' in Mozilla Firefox. A new app, Covert, has followed suit, allowing users to browse privately on their Mobile Safari for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.

Covert works as any other private browsing or history-cleaning software, eliminating history and cookies that might tell snoopers where the user had been. The great benefit of the app is that it integrates inconspicuously with the Mobile Safari interface.

To enable Covert, the user simply taps the 'Tabs' icon, and then selects 'Private Browsing'. They then begin a new off-the-record session, indicated by a dark gray hue of the user interface.

Covert is available for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repository. We won't tell.

source: Redmond Pie via Gizmodo



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