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First Full-Service Mobile Privacy and Security App Now Available for Apple Devices(May 08, 2012)
Santa Barbara, CA, May 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Virtual World
Computing announced the availability of the
free GetCocoonmobile browser for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
devices. The Cocoon iOS app -
called GetCocoon - is the only full-service
mobile security and privacy app that shields a consumer's personal
information and online transactions from potential network
sniffers, hacks, or other digital exposures - even in WiFi
hotspots. Now, people using mobile devices have the option of
blocking web tracking from online advertising, including Google and
"We created the most comprehensive solution to give consumers
control over their entire Internet experience, without the threat
of having their personal information exposed," said Vernon Irvin,
President/CEO of Virtual World Computing. "Our world is becoming
increasingly digitally connected, and our data is being accessed
every time we are online. From phones to tablets, laptops and
desktops, Cocoon protects and connects all these devices while
protecting your privacy and data wherever you are, whether on your
laptop, iPad, or iPhone."
Cocoon and its iOS app GetCocoon create a
barrier between the user and the Internet, leveraging secure,
SSL-encrypted connections to each Internet activity (similar to
what banks use). Cocoon eliminates tracking, "man-in-the-middle"
attacks, and WiFi sniffers. Additionally, the app and service
provide instant virus scanning for every download, disposable
inboxes to shield users from SPAM and phishing attacks, and
portable histories to seamlessly connect the browsing of all
Some key features to notice on the
GetCocoon iOS app include:
- Eliminates Tracking: Cocoon encrypted browsing
keeps your personal information, location, and IP address private.
Websites can only see Cocoon, not your computer.
- History portability from device to device:
Cocoon provides instant access to browsing history from the
desktop, laptop, iPad, iPhone, or any other device connected to
Cocoon's free service.
- Mailslots: Cocoon's disposable mailboxes help
protect email from SPAM and phishing by letting users manage, read,
or create mailslots (unique, automated email addresses) on-the-fly
with any device.
- Protection from viruses: Cocoon serves as a
barricade, protecting user devices from malicious software,
pre-scanning wanted downloads, and blocking unwanted
- SSL protection on every network connection:
Securely connect to the web, protecting passwords and purchases
even on public WiFi and cellular connections.
Cocoon is a free,
all-in-one plugin developed by Virtual World Computing of Santa
Barbara, California. In addition to its new iOS app
called GetCocoon, Cocoon offers versions for Firefox
and Internet Explorer. Cocoon's core business model is built on
trust, and its mission is to put the user in control of their
Internet experience by ensuring that their computer and personal
information are secure and protected from malicious attacks,
unwanted spam, and invasions of privacy.
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