how to convert text to image when using a web browserIt’s no secret that modern search robots, like dog-snoopers, will sooner or later “feel” for any text trail left on the Internet, whether it was a random phrase thrown in passing in a seedy forum or an email address lost in network abysses. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg: the improvement of search mechanisms as well as “licking” up to the brilliance of algorithms has led to the fact that if you also want to have pores in the bowels of that blah of “Yandex” or “Google” you can find much more interesting information, up to confidential.
There are several ways to combat this digital disgrace, we list some of them:
• Setting prohibitions on indexing web pages by search robots by the route of the corresponding edit of the robots.txt file located in the root directory of the server. The method is undoubtedly benign, but it is unlikely that it will save us from attacks by spammers who "steal" mail addresses.
• Encryption of HTML content. A paranoid tool that requires suitable tools also complicates the editing of the act in the future. In general, to the fan.
• Use of alternative presentation of text documents, for example, in the form of pictures. Since search engines have not yet learned how to recognize graphic images, this method has the benefit of living in the harsh realities of the Internet, at least for now. Let us dwell in more detail on the final method.
To translate text into an image, the improvised tools available in the Windows operating system kit are quite suitable. If you want, you can also resort to heavier artillery in the face of Photoshop, or arm yourself with any suitable editor for this purpose. But here another problem begins - saving time. Imagine that in order to "hammer" a single e-mail in the form of a tiny picture, you will need to wait for the download of that blah "Photoshop", then enter the text, bring it up to the desired color and save. Without proper dexterity, this entire procedure can take a lot of free time.
It is much more efficient and more convenient to use the free online tool Hidetext.net, which is currently in beta testing.
The labor scheme is simple. We go to the project site with a web browser, enter the text (maximum - 100 thousand characters), select the font (Arial or Verdana), size also press the "Hide it!" Button.
As a result, the service will convert the entered text to a graphic file with a name without any meaning, designed to stir up the smart "brains" of Internet search robots. After reading the generated GIF file, it is allowed to delete it manually or leave the bla bla on the Hidetext.net server. According to the developers, the picture will be stored indefinitely, provided that it is accessed at least once during the year.
Additionally, the service’s capabilities are not limited to this. Take a look at the following screenshot. We believe comments are redundant. In this way, it is allowed to "zip" the mail addresses of various services, among which are the popular Gmail, Lycos, MSN, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo and others. By the way, we mention one more purpose of Hidetext.net - transmitting passwords as well as other secret information, which should be broadcast in plain text sometimes just dangerous. Everything is simpler than unsophisticated: we use the service, get a link with a picture and send it to the addressee, however, after reading the data on the receiving side, we delete them from the server at once and sleep peacefully. By the way, the creators of this useful service guarantee that the files are truly destroyed and are not stored anywhere else. We hope they are allowed to trust.
1. For example, the Fineprint utility is suitable, which connects as a virtual printer to the system and also translates documents sent for printing to any of the available graphic formats, including JPEG or BMP.