Ubiquitous Player is an incredible utility that’s a file manager, text editor, media player, image viewer, calculator and web browser all rolled up in one standalone executable program that needs no installation. It even has some games, such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Tetris. This program is still in beta but when it’s finished, it promises to be a very awesome tool. I’m keeping an eye on this one.
So why is this browser so dangerous? It has the ability to sneak past firewalls and retrieve web sites that are normally blocked by the firewall. For example, the firewall we use at our office is trained to block any web site with the word “blog” in its address, but with OEMBrowser, I could easily view my own blog.
Then I gave OEMBrowser a more extreme test. After triple-checking to make sure the coast was clear and the boss was out of sight, I attempted to use OEMBrowser to access one of the dirtier web sites out there. To my surprise, I was able to load that page without any problems.
I don’t know how OEMBrowser can sneak past the firewall like this but it must be the CSS support that makes it so sneaky. This is a very dangerous browser indeed.
Speaking of small programs, you ought to check out the Off By One web browser, quite possibly the smallest web browser ever. It’s only 1MB zipped. It uses your computer’s memory for caching, so it’s also very fast. When you’re done surfing, exit the program and your surfing tracks disappear without a trace.