'GetCocoon' Offers Consumers Online Protection and Privacy
for iOS Devices
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 Facebook.
"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 connected
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 downloads.
-- SSL protection on every network connection: Securely connect to the web,
protecting passwords and purchases even on public WiFi and cellular
For more information, or to download Cocoon's new app GetCocoon, go to
the Apple iTunes store or iOS App Store and search GetCocoon.
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
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