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#151 2012-03-09 18:39:03

h8uthemost
#! Junkie
Registered: 2011-08-09
Posts: 299

Re: Tips for privacy and security

By the way, not search if this engine has been mentioned in this thread or not, but I was recently let known about Privatelee. It gives you Bing and Google search results without the tracking. So this could be a replacement for Scroogle.


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#152 2012-03-21 10:29:07

Tunafish
#! Die Hard
From: the Netherlands
Registered: 2010-03-07
Posts: 1,204

Re: Tips for privacy and security

h8uthemost wrote:

By the way, not search if this engine has been mentioned in this thread or not, but I was recently let known about Privatelee. It gives you Bing and Google search results without the tracking. So this could be a replacement for Scroogle.

Thanks for mentioning...
I added Privatelee to the first post.
Tuna


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#153 2012-03-21 10:33:59

gensym
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Registered: 2011-10-17
Posts: 447

Re: Tips for privacy and security

I've recently found out about FreeOTFE, which allows you to mount LUKS encrypted file systems (i.e external hard drives) on Windows.   This is nice considering that I/you don't have to depend on Truecrypt for good encryption and compatibility now.

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#154 2012-03-21 18:26:02

beadmaze
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Registered: 2009-10-10
Posts: 330

Re: Tips for privacy and security


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#155 2012-04-05 06:06:08

tradetaxfree
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-03-05
Posts: 124

Re: Tips for privacy and security

KeypassX for storing passwords in an encrypted database. I have put a v0.43 deb package here - to build your own you will need libxtst-dev & qmake -  KeepassX also includes a built in password generator.

Dnscrypt - updated 0.93 deb package here & instructions here

Last edited by tradetaxfree (2012-04-05 13:28:37)

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#156 2012-04-28 00:19:46

Throne777
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From: UK
Registered: 2011-10-20
Posts: 165
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Re: Tips for privacy and security

The Firefox add-on 'For Human Eyes Only' might come in useful.

"For Human Eyes Only is a Firefox plugin that lets you post in a way that prevents computers from analysing your messages. The plugin converts your messages into images in a way that makes it hard for computers to extract your message, while genuine humans can still read it. Your messages are hosted on a server of your choice – you can even run your own hosting service. Supported versions are Firefox 4 and above."

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … -learnmore


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#157 2012-07-18 11:33:16

AbySheffer
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From: Israel
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 4

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Hey, great list!
Here are some additions to the list (sorry if someone already mentioned…)
Add-ons for Firefox/Chrome - anonymity online:
- Hide My IP – Anonymous browsing
- Hide My Ass – Free web proxy and more
- Also – both browsers (as well as Explorer, anyone still using that smile) have the private browsing option, which is ok for certain stuff)
Firewalls:
- Ubuntu firewall – A management tool for multiple ubuntu firewalls in the cloud
- Firestarter – A firewall for Linux
Well…. I’ve probably run across a few more but they don’t come to mind right now. Maybe there should be a “re-visit” of this list in light of new cloud-based tools that are now out there, which are often easier to get started with. If I think of any more I’ll drop by.
Cheers, smile Aby


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#158 2012-07-18 11:53:34

tradetaxfree
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-03-05
Posts: 124

Re: Tips for privacy and security

I've posted a guide for running applications in Sandfox (a chroot jail) + profiles for Thunderbird / Pidgin.

Sandfox runs programs within sandboxes which limit the programs’ access to only the folders you specify. Programs and their child processes, like Firefox plugins, Flash, and Java, are only able to access files within the sandbox. Sandfox supports the use of custom profiles which determine what folders and files are included in each program’s sandbox, and includes default profiles for Firefox, Skype, and Google-Earth. Sandfox can create separate sandboxes for each program, or can run multiple programs in one sandbox. Programs are run in a chroot jail as a normal user, providing a substantial level of security. Sandfox is designed to be very easy to use. It handles the details for you while still giving you the ability to construct custom sandboxes easily.

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#159 2012-07-23 09:25:14

Tunafish
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From: the Netherlands
Registered: 2010-03-07
Posts: 1,204

Re: Tips for privacy and security

AbySheffer and tradetaxfree: added all this stuff to the first post. Thanks for sharing!
Tuna


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#160 2012-07-23 09:41:02

skbierm
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From: Germany
Registered: 2012-07-17
Posts: 82

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Tunafish, you can remove scroogle from the search enginges. They don't exist anymore.
And "Hide my ass" ... well read carefully ... it's simply useless https://vpn.hidemyass.com/vpncontrol/legal.html


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#161 2012-07-23 09:51:38

Tunafish
#! Die Hard
From: the Netherlands
Registered: 2010-03-07
Posts: 1,204

Re: Tips for privacy and security

@skbierm: Thanks, removed both.


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#162 2012-07-23 11:18:08

beadmaze
#! Junkie
Registered: 2009-10-10
Posts: 330

Re: Tips for privacy and security

two search p2p/community-based/meta-search engines:
http://search.yacy.net/
+
http://www.seeks.fr/


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#163 2012-07-25 05:05:42

cyberhood
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Registered: 2012-07-19
Posts: 45

Re: Tips for privacy and security

SECURE WEBMAIL:
RiseUp.net: https://riseup.net/en
CounterMail.com: https://countermail.com/
HushMail.com: https://www.hushmail.com/
Mailoo.org: https://www.mailoo.org/
autistici.org: http://www.autistici.org/en/services/mail.html
I2P-Bote Secure Email Plugin: http://i2pbote.net/index.html

FREE NETWORKS:
Freenet - The Free Network: https://freenetproject.org/
GNUnet p2p: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnunet
guifi.net - Open, Libre and Neutral Telecommunications Network: http://guifi.net/en
Netsukuku Community: http://netsukuku.freaknet.org/

Last edited by cyberhood (2012-07-26 19:51:29)

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#164 2012-07-26 11:51:59

Tim
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From: SWeden
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 149

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Hushmail aint a safe webmail, i always use countermail instead.
Hushmail gives out information if govermant ask for it!


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#165 2012-07-26 19:53:43

cyberhood
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Registered: 2012-07-19
Posts: 45

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Tim wrote:

Hushmail aint a safe webmail, i always use countermail instead.
Hushmail gives out information if govermant ask for it!

True, but it's free and offers encryption:
We are committed to the privacy of our users, and will absolutely not release user data without an order that is legally enforceable under the laws of British Columbia, Canada, which is the jurisdiction where our servers are located. In addition, we require that any such order refer specifically to the account for which data is required. However, if we do receive such an order, we are required to do everything in our power to comply with the law. Hushmail will not accept an order from any authority or investigative agency that is not enforceable under the laws of British Columbia, Canada. Other authorities must apply to the Canadian government through an appropriate Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and request that the Canadian government obtain an order that is legally enforceable in British Columbia, Canada.
https://www.hushmail.com/about/technology/security/

Also from the same page:
In some countries, government sponsored projects have been set up to collect massive amounts of data from the Internet, including emails, and store them away for future analysis. This data collection is done without any search warrant, court order, or subpoena. One example of such a program was the FBI’s Carnivore project. By using Hushmail, you can be assured that your data will be protected from that kind of broad government surveillance.
https://www.hushmail.com/about/technology/security/

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#166 2012-07-26 20:29:07

skbierm
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From: Germany
Registered: 2012-07-17
Posts: 82

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Real secure and anonymized email is this ...
https://privacybox.de/
Also useable from TOR: http://c4wcxidkfhvmzhw6.onion/index.de.html
and from I2P: http://privacybox.i2p/index.de.html
... and ... it can automatically encrypt any message written to you, enrypted against you're own public GnuPG-Key ...
You can get an account without letting back trackes from yourself ... it even works with i2p-mail-adresses ...
^.^


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#167 2012-10-12 07:43:49

LanceSanford
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 3

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Addons for Firefox/Iceweasel
Cookie Controller 1.4 - Buttons for managing site cookie permissions, switching cookie permissions on and off globally, browsing cookies, and removing cookies. DOM storage is included.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo … ntroller/?

This is a great list of privacy and security tools. A big thank you to Tuna and all other contributors.

I miss two things and perhaps you can point me to appropriate information:
1) Some of the tools, add-ons, etc. are redundant. I would love a site that provides a thorough and trustworthy review of those tools with privacy and security focus.
2) It is not sensible to install all tools. I therefore wonder which combinations might be most suitable to enhance privacy and security. What security set-ups do you use and why?

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#168 2012-10-23 04:39:29

antiv0rtex
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From: Earth
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 574

Re: Tips for privacy and security

LanceSanford wrote:

This is a great list of privacy and security tools. A big thank you to Tuna and all other contributors.

I miss two things and perhaps you can point me to appropriate information:
1) Some of the tools, add-ons, etc. are redundant. I would love a site that provides a thorough and trustworthy review of those tools with privacy and security focus.
2) It is not sensible to install all tools. I therefore wonder which combinations might be most suitable to enhance privacy and security. What security set-ups do you use and why?

These points interest me, as well.

That being said, let me reiterate Mr. Sanford's thanks for this excellent resource.

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#169 2012-10-23 20:10:30

ginjachris
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From: UK
Registered: 2011-01-10
Posts: 17

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Hi,
I already posted this under feedback and suggestions but it probably makes sense to post here, if you use ipv6 add the following to /etc/sysctl.conf to enable ipv6 privacy extensions (see https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4941 for example):

  # Enable IPv6 Privacy Extensions
  net.ipv6.conf.all.use_tempaddr = 2
  net.ipv6.conf.default.use_tempaddr = 2
  # The following are examples for enabling on individual interfaces
  #net.ipv6.conf.eth0.use_tempaddr = 2
  #net.ipv6.conf.eth1.use_tempaddr = 2
  #net.ipv6.conf.wlan0.use_tempaddr = 2

Then reboot, and your ipv6 address should no longer be 'linked' to your HW (MAC) address.
My sincere apologies if this has already been mentioned but I couldn't see it in the list!

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#170 2012-11-03 21:31:04

a_movingtarget
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From: the wasteland
Registered: 2011-10-25
Posts: 81

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Hi everyone,

I'm becoming a bit of a security nut lately when online, and I really appreciate all this thread offers.  I do have a question, however, and that is dealing with masking or changing the MAC address of my modem/router combo (single device).  I don't want certain websites to be able to identify the true MAC address of my router. Any ideas for how to see this happen?  Thanks, and I'm using #!.   cool

OH, and it's very likely that something which offers this service has already been mentioned, but not specifically enough for me to catch it.  So, if it has, please just point me in that direction, and I"ll thank you again!

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#171 2012-11-04 00:08:58

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 12,510

Re: Tips for privacy and security

^ Your router's local web interface should have a page that allows you to clone the MAC of your computer's NIC; from what I see on mine, it looks like you can manually edit it to whatever you want.


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#172 2012-11-04 23:38:25

damionhh
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Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 37

Re: Tips for privacy and security

does anyone know where to find the DnsCrypt package for 64 bit CrunchBang?  maybe someone has it.... or i can compile it.  im just weak on compiling so far.

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#173 2012-11-07 23:09:04

antiv0rtex
#! Die Hard
From: Earth
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 574

Re: Tips for privacy and security

This website is full of worthwhile reading: myshadow.org/

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#174 2012-11-09 18:17:05

Tunafish
#! Die Hard
From: the Netherlands
Registered: 2010-03-07
Posts: 1,204

Re: Tips for privacy and security

I'm happy to see this list is growing. Unfortunatly I don't have time to keep the first post updated, so if (any of the) moderaters want to take care of this..... go ahead!

64bit dnscrypt-proxy is available from opendns:
http://blog.opendns.com/2012/02/16/tale … ux-rising/
(didn't try it yet, so don't know if it works)

Tuna.


Edit: some more info here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=107096

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#175 2012-11-14 20:10:52

benginm
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From: Underneath!
Registered: 2012-11-11
Posts: 488

Re: Tips for privacy and security

Thanks Tunafish! Good thread, i would like to mention TOR ...

www.torproject.org

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