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14. Privacy

Intro:
Social Engineering: Guide1  Social-Engineer.org
The Complete Guide To Protecting Your Privacy Online
Turning on pro-privacy features in your web browser: A visual guide
How to Improve Your Security When Using a Public Terminal
How to secure your personal data at border crossings 
How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns
FTC:Avoid ID Theft 
PRISM BREAK
How to Keep Google from Putting Your Name and Picture in Their Ads
How to Stop Google from Keeping a Record of Every Search You Make
How to stop the NSA from tracking your mobile phone calls
IVPN Privacy Guides
 

I. ONLINE SERVICES

14.1. Social media privacy:
Sitelier
Sgrouples 
Nightweb 
FACEBOOK: 
Security Homepage 
Report Compromised Account
Privacy settings: 1  2  3  4  5  6
The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Guide
How to permanently delete your facebook account  Facebook page
How to block A Facebook stalker
TWITTER:
Do Not Track
F-Secure: Guide 
AnonTwi
efemr
A. Services:
MyPermissions 
Defensio 
Norton Safe Web 
BitDefender Safego (Twitter)
ESET Social Media scanner
MyPageKeeper
F-Secure Safe Profile (beta)
F-Secure ShareSafe 
Safe Twiit
ReclaimPrivacy: Facebook Privacy Scanner
Privacy Check 
Zesty 
AccountKiller 
Delete Your Account
WikiCancel
JustDelete.me
B. Browser extensions:
Social Permissions (Ch,FF,OB)
Priveazy Lockdown (Ch)
Privacyfix (Ch,FF)
Google Privacy (FF)
Social Privacy Protector (FF)
Facebook Privacy Watcher (FF)
ShareMeNot (Ch,FF)

14.2. Search engines with high privacy:
ixquick
Startpage
Duckduckgo
YaCy
Zeekly
Disconnect Search (FF,Ch)
Blippex
Ortigra
privatesearch.net
Acoon
eTools.ch
more

14.3. Chat privacy:
Cryptocat more
Jitsi
PrivyTalks
TorChat
ChatStep
Bitdefender chat encryption
Safety Jabber 
Off-the-Record Messaging
OTR (Ch, FF)
Tox
IronPidgeon
ChatCrypt 
VSee

14.4. Secure messaging:
Burn Note 
Privnote
PrivacyBox
PrivateSky (IE)
OneShar.es
Lockify
RetroShare
Bitmessage 
ThreadThat 
NoteShred 
SecretInk 
ReadOnce 

14.5. Identity protection:
BugMeNot
Fake Name Generator   

14.6. Check your online footprint:
Me and my Shadow
Pipl
Social Mention 
ScanEye
You Have Downloaded

E-MAIL:

14.7. Secure e-mail service:
Hushmail
Lockbin
Riseup
Safe-mail
Enlocked (AB)
Sendinc
Cyber-Rights
MailVault
FastMail
Zoho Mail
Enigmail
Mailvelope (Ch,FF)
SecureGmail (Ch)
AutonomyCentral
OpenMailBox.org
WeMail.me
Mailpile
Mail1Click (Ch)
Scramble
ShazzleMail 
more: 1 2
See Also

14.8. Anonymous e-mail:
Send Anonymous Email
anonymous e-mail
TorBirdy (add-on for Thunderbird)
Anonymous Remailers
Novo-Ordo NoName Anonymous Email
more

14.9. Fake e-mail generator:
Mailinator (Ch)
TrashMail (FF, Ch)
BigString
10 Minute Mail
Dead Address
TempEMail
Guerrilla Mail
Anonymbox
MailNesia
EasyTrashMail
FakeInbox

MailCatch

AirMail
MaskMe (Ch)
Bloody Vikings! (FF)
Less Spam, please (FF)
YOPMail (FF, Ch, IE)
Ghacks:The Ultimate Disposable Email Provider List 2012
Many more

14.10. E-mail/Account security check:
An Easy Way to Check for Unusual Activity in Your Gmail Account
List of Free Email Accounts that Shows Last Access Login Details
ipTRACKERonline (solve real email sender)
Email Header Analysis
E-Mail checker review
PwnedList
Should I Change My Password?
';--have i been pwned?

PASSWORDS:

14.11. Password management:
Krebs:How Companies Can Beef Up Password Security
Lastpass (AB)
Keepass (KeeFox) (ChromeIPass)
Password Safe 
Secure login (FF)
Access Manager
Dashlane (AB)
FlyingBit Password Keeper
S10 Password Vault
Sticky Password
Free Password Manager
PassPack (AB) (UsePass Ch)
Universal Password Manager
Efficient Password Manager
LockCrypt (FF)
LSN Password Safe
my1login
Clipperz
PINs
Password Vault Manager Standard
Any password
Kemesa Password Manager
LoginCode
Password Bank Vault
SafeWallet
Intuitive Password (AB)
Mitro (Ch)
Safe In Cloud (FF,Ch)
F-Secure KEY 
Norton Identity Safe
Passwordcard Generator Cardtype 1 (MrBrian password storage method #1MrBrian password storage method #2)
Methods and programs for splitting a secret into multiple parts
Methods of password backup and recovery using challenge questions

14.12. Generating secure passwords:
Five (easy-to-follow) tips for strong passwords and secure accounts
How To Create A Strong Password And Remember It
Microsoft: Create strong passwords
The Usability of Passwords
Password Cards
GRC: Paper  Haystack
Norton Identity Safe Password Generator
PWGen
Celframe
Password Generator
SoftFuse Password Generator
PassGen
Awesome Password Generator
tidepass
Hash Password Generator (FF)
PwdHash (FF, Ch)
Magic Password Generator (FF)
Password Hasher (FF)
RndPhrase (FF)
Secure Passwords
SuperGenPass
htCrypt
PasswordLive
Password Saavy 
SecurePassword Kit / GetSecurePassword 
SimThrow
Pafwert
Passwordcard Generator 
Diceware random words method
Making Random Letter Passwords Memorable (How do I use dice to create random strings of letters and numbers?)
How to Create a Secure Master Password
Bruce Schneier's method
Myphrase: Strong and Memorable Passwords from Your Own Words
Spelling-Error Tolerant, Order-Independent Pass-Phrases via the Damerau-Levenshtein String-Edit Distance Metric
How to generate strong passwords with Google Chrome without third-party extensions

14.13. Checking passwords:
Microsoft
The Password Meter
Password Security Scanner
Passfault
PasswordFail(Ch)
PasswordResearch.com
Passord Score
zxcvbn
Telepathwords 
Rumkin.com Strength Test
Reveal hidden passwords in all major browsers

14.14. Virtual keyboard:
Neo's safekeys
Mouse Only Keyboard
Virtual Keyboard Interface
7 Core Secure Input (Ch)
Keylogger Beater (FF)
Oxynger KeyShield

 

BANKING:

14.15. Safeguarding banking session:
Ako's banking advice
Trusteer Rapport
ID Vault
Bitdefender Safepay
Quarri MyPOQ 
Secure Virtual Desktop
See Also
How Scammers Target Your PayPal Account
Tips: 1  2

II. CONNECTION

14.16. Anonymity networks:
A. Tor:
Tor+Vidalia
tor2web
Advance Onion Router
Onion.To
JanusVM
BlackBelt Privacy Tor+WASTE
Lahana 
Easy and secure anonymous internet usage
Achieving Anonymity with Tor
Exit node geolocation for Tor
TorWall
Torcap
B. Other anonymity networks:
I2P
Freenet
Comparison of Tor vs. I2P vs. Freenet
List of Anonymous Networks
Anonymous P2P

14.17. Browsing without a trace:
Tails 
Lightweight Portable Security 
Pollipix 
Browzar 
DemocraKey LiveCD 
OccupyOS 
Liberté Linux 
Whonix
IprediaOS 
Kodachi 
Ubuntu Privacy Remix 
Snowden Tribute 

14.18. Proxies:
A. Information:
What is a Proxy Server?
What is the difference between a SOCKS proxy and an HTTP proxy?
B. Proxy software:
Shadowsocks
BarbaTunnel
ReQrypt
Zebedee
List of proxifiers
Privoxy
Polipo
BFilter
Sidki's Proxomitron config
Proxomitron + JD list
Freecap
JonDo
Your Freedom
alkasir
X-Proxy
Freegate
GPass
Charon
SafeIP
ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy
+A Proxy Finder
Elite Proxy Switcher
See Also
C. Online proxies:
Vtunnel
Anonymouse
Ninjacloak
Zend2
Proxybrowsing
StupidCensorchip
Guardster Free Web Proxy
SmartHide Online Anonymizer
TUVPN High Anonymity Web Proxy 
Fish Proxy
ZIGproxy
Glypeproxy script
Proxy.org
Public CGI list
Free Proxy List
Proxy Site List
ProxyMonster
Spys

14.19. Free VPN connection:
SecurityKISS 
CyberGhost 
Hotspot shield (Expat Shield)
It'sHidden signup
USAIP
PacketiX
VPNReactor
Free hide IP
ProXPN
TunnelBear
Identity Cloaker
Spotflux (Ch) review
OkayFreedom 
Steganos Online Shield 365 free
VPNDirect Lite
VPN Gate
VPNLive - collection of proxy and VPN
Hideman VPN 
Faceless.me
VPNBook 
5 ways to protect yourself when your VPN connection fails
more

14.20. VPN software:
Comodo Unite
OpenVPN Community Software
iPIG
LANoi
VPN Link Test
VPN Lifeguard
NeoRouter    (Ch)
SoftEther VPN
tinc
See Also

14.21. Secure file transfer and/or terminal emulation:
Tunnelier
WinSCP
PuTTY
KiTTY
SilverSHielD
OpenSSH for Windows
AnyConnect
Terminals
MobaSSH
FileZilla
Cyberduck
AirDC++
Rightload
Fresh FTP 
dtelnet 
Swish 
FTP Rush  
Xshell
DameWare SSH Client
FireFTP (FF)
Secure Shell (Ch)
FTPShell
Core FTP LE
Poderosa

14.22. Force HTTPS:
HTTPS Everywhere (FF,Ch)
ForceTLS (FF)
Prefer HTTPS (Ch)
Secure connections on sites (FF, Ch)
HTTPS Finder (FF)
My Security Search Bar (FF)
Strict Transport Security - Detector (FF)
KB SSL Enforcer (Ch)
HTTP Nowhere (FF)
See Also

14.23. Spoofing mac address:
Computer MAC addresses explained
TMAC
SMAC
Mac Makeup McMMKUP
Macshift
MadMACs
How to Change or Spoof MAC Address in Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003/2008, Mac OS X, Unix and Linux

14.24. Checking your own IP:
IP Adress
Danasoft
IP2
IPLogger (FF)
IP Informer
IP Chicken 
Google 
more
 

III. BROWSER

14.25. Anonymous browsers:
Tor Browser Bundle
Jondofox
xB Browser
OperaTor
KPROXY Agent 

14.26. Proxy:
A.Firefox add-ons:
Foxyproxy
Proxy tool
Proxilla Glype Proxy Client
Go2 proxy
anonymoX
Stealthy
AutoProxy
ProxTube
B.Chrome extensions:
Proxy Switchy!
Proxy SwitchySharp
Stealthy

14.27. Firefox privacy (FF):
RequestPolicy
Smart Referer
RefControl
Live HTTP Headers
PrivacySuite
Form History Control
FormFox
Stealther
Cocoon
SquiggleSR
Link Password
Secure Sanitizer
Master Password+
FireGloves
Leet Key
Encrypted Communication
Private Browsing by PortableApps (for portable FF)
Blender
SettingSanity
Secret Agent
History disable button
Masking Agent
PrefBar
NoTrace
Random Agent Spoofer
Network Monitor

14.28. Chrome privacy (Ch):
Privacy manager
UnSearch
Ghost incognito 
Chrome Privacy Protector
Paranoid Browsing
ZenMate
Secure Bookmarks
KISS Privacy
Cache Killer
Guest browsing

14.29. Eliminate ad-data tracking:
Enable "Do not track" in browsers
Privacychoice (TrackerScan) (AB)
Ghostery (AB)
DoNotTrackMe (AB)
TACO (FF,Ch)
Disconnect (FF,Ch)
TrackMeNot (FF,Ch)
Beef Taco (FF)
Priv3 (FF)
NAI Opt-out Tool (FF)
Keep My Opt-Outs (Ch)
Parley (Ch)
SelectOut (Ch)
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (FF,Ch,IE)
Google Advertising Cookie Opt-out Plugin (FF,Ch,IE)
Lightbeam (FF)
Adnostic (FF)
PrivDog  (FF,Ch)
TrackingObserver (Ch)

14.30. Tracking lists:
IE
Clean MX

14.31. Cookie control:
CS lite (FF)
Cookie monster (FF)
CookieSafe (FF)
Cookie culler (FF)
MAXA Cookie Manager
selectivecookiedelete (FF)
Cookie Controller (FF)
Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons (FF)
Vanilla Cookie Manager (Ch)
Edit This Cookie (Ch)
Cookie Manager (Ch)
Cookie Monster (Ch)
WebCookieSniffer
Expired Cookies Cleaner (IE)
CookieSpy
Self-Destructing Cookies (FF)
Biscuit (FF)
Cookies (Ch)

14.32. LSO killing:
BetterPrivacy (FF)
Objection (FF)
Click&Clean (AB)

14.33. Redirect removal:
Redirect Remover(FF)
Redirect Cleaner(FF)
NoRedirect (FF)
Fix Url Links Redirect (Ch)

IV. DATA

14.34. Removal of jpeg metadata:
JPEG and PNG stripper
BatchPurifier LITE
Metanull
jScript

14.35. Removal of doc metadata:
Doc Scrubber
Document Metadata Cleaner

14.36. Data firewall:
MyDLP

14.37. Data protection tools:
File Secure Free
Safetica Free

V. APPENDIX

14.38. Automatic analyzing of EULA/TOS:
Eulalyzer
Spywareguide
TOS;DR
TOSSOS
Common Terms 

14.39. Boss key:
SmokeScreen
Panic Button : FF  Ch,OB
more

14.40. Collection of tools/services:
Wilders Security: Anonymous Services
Anoniem-surfen
Download squad
EPIC
WinPT
Autistici/Inventati 
SaluSafe 
Unseen 

14.41. Anonymity tests:
XeroBank
Decloak
Cloakfish
Proxy Test
Proxy Checker
Advanced Proxy Check
IP check
IP-Secrets
Anonymity Checker / Online privacy  test

14.42. Other:
Evidence
JStylo-Anonymouth review
OneID (Ch)

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Comments

by ako on 16. November 2013 - 10:44  (112262)

Thank you!

by Menklink on 18. October 2013 - 16:44  (111562)

Love your Security List! Its a great resource that saves a huge amount of web search / app comparison and review time!!

I'm gathering 'best of' recommendations for AV / Malware protection apps so I can burn a disc for my son and found that the link associated with Kapersky, under AV-Scanners, is a dead link (see below).

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Virus-Removal-Tool.shtml

If I have a choice, I prefer to download apps from their sourcing site. In this example, usa.kapersky.com, and the link below is to the Kapersky site for their Free AV app:

http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/free-anti-virus-scan?ICID=INT1676497

Thanks!

by Anupam on 18. October 2013 - 17:19  (111564)

Menklink, the Softpedia link is working and is not dead. Please check again. Its opening here.

Also, the link that you posted does not seem to be the right one. The right one would be here:

http://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus-removal-tool?form=1

Anyways, the Softpedia link is working and shows the current version for the tool. Therefore no change will be made.

by Adrastos on 16. October 2013 - 15:34  (111520)

I was checking out Virus Bulletin and came across this free AV
http://senvira.com/senvira-free/
Not sure if anyone has heard of this company and thought I'd post it here. Take care.

by ako on 18. October 2013 - 21:39  (111568)

Thanks! :-)

by Adrastos on 10. October 2013 - 2:22  (111357)

Hey all, I just wanted to ask a question here its related to finding a cloud Av or additional layer of protection I could add that plays nice with AVG Internet Security 2014.
Long story short I got a 1 year license in march 2013 since I was a long time user of the freeware version thought I would try it out. Back then it was doing well in the independent test but now seems its lower then the out of box state of windows 7. (I'm assuming with windows defender enabled.) So I would like to find a additional layer of protection that might help fill the gap, should I run windows defender or just leave AVG as the main protection and just use additional scanners weekly? I am tempted to remove AVG entirely and go with bitdefender free antivirus but I paid for AVG and it would be a waste to remove it and leave it.
Just want to hear what others would do in my situation I would appreciate some feedback thanks again guys keep up the great work here and god bless.

by ako on 10. October 2013 - 10:56  (111373)

Thank you for your words!

One comment (more on the forum): Consider adding another layer with different capabilities. E.g. Sandboxie or Winpatrol. If you insist on an antivirus, add Hitman pro.

by Anupam on 10. October 2013 - 6:34  (111360)

This query will not be answered here. Please post in the forum:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/security/

by Adrastos on 4. October 2013 - 17:41  (111251)

Hey all how goes it came across a free All-in-one Zip alternative by a company I just recently came across for their alternative to FRAPS called Bandicam. Its used for screen shots or for creating video and mostly used in online gaming. Anyways I came across this Bandizip and thought I would let you guys here know about it so you can do your review and see if its worth adding to the list as it is freeware.

Here is the link http://www.bandicam.com/bandizip/

by J_L on 4. October 2013 - 23:03  (111253)
by Paxmilitaris on 25. September 2013 - 4:03  (110984)

Secure Erase - HDDErase link 404

Active@ KillDisk is a feature very restricted freeware. The free version only allows a one pass zero.

by J_L on 25. September 2013 - 5:26  (110985)

Thanks. I'm not sure if we should include another key for crippleware, because of extra work and its tendency to be subjective.

For example, I find one pass zero perfectly fine for virtually all real-life scenarios. The only non-theoretical purpose of extra writes is the illusion of data still there in my opinion.

by Paxmilitaris on 25. September 2013 - 17:45  (111001)

I would have liked a 3 pass solution, one pass all zeroes, one pass all ones and then another all zeroes.
It's not for theoretical data recovery, it's to find all bad sectors.

by J_L on 26. September 2013 - 1:19  (111012)

Huh, I wonder why that's the case. It shouldn't be impossible to overwrite everything with one pass, is it always like this? Does it have something to do with writing both 0 and 1 to test what's originally zero as well?

by Paxmilitaris on 26. September 2013 - 1:57  (111015)

Exactly! All zeros, then all ones to test and then all zeros to reset the drive.

by Home User on 13. September 2013 - 9:23  (110687)

21.20. Repair Internet connection:

Complete Internet Repair

Change the Link to [http://www.petrichorpost.com/]

BTW, it is OK with VT...

by MidnightCowboy on 14. September 2013 - 4:38  (110699)

There is some doubt as to how safe the new petrichorpost site is. MC - Site Manager.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/287b855643c70361c5a5874cdee903cfd7b194...
http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/petrichorpost.com/

by Home User on 14. September 2013 - 8:56  (110701)

VT: 2/39
Void: 1/27

Probably, FPs...

Dear ako,

*Please*, examine whether *Complete Internet Repair*
is Malicious (...)
and (IF it is...), remove it from your List.

by ako on 14. September 2013 - 11:30  (110705)

Having been travelling. I will check this soon :)

by ako on 14. September 2013 - 20:29  (110709)

The site is down....hmmm
The product (Complete Internet Repair)is distributed by many respectable sites, though.

by ako on 14. September 2013 - 20:32  (110711)

I decided to add the link to CNET. What others think?

by MidnightCowboy on 14. September 2013 - 20:46  (110712)

Needs to have a warning attached for the cnet wrapped installer. MC - Site Manager.

by ako on 14. September 2013 - 21:15  (110715)

What kind of warning would be appropriate? You can attach it yourself too.

by MidnightCowboy on 14. September 2013 - 22:55  (110719)

Just the cnet warning icon you use as per the key above is sufficient. MC

by ako on 15. September 2013 - 9:08  (110723)

OK. Thanks MC! :)

by joy90976 on 9. September 2013 - 7:44  (110612)

Just an FYI--A couple of those links in real-time scanners and malware scanners are flagged malicious by the Bitdefender Trafficlight extension, namely Crystal Security and Hazard Shield. I didn't stick around to see if there were viruses floating around....

by ako on 9. September 2013 - 9:13  (110617)

Most likely false positives.

by MidnightCowboy on 9. September 2013 - 13:21  (110623)

Crystal gets 4 hits as a phishing site and also has a bad WOT (Web Of Trust) rating but Hazard Shield does look like a false positive. MC - Site Manager.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/0dfed100b26c69999141765e94fbf881629688...
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/623919975d69389af601f050fe7292ed33b09c...

by ako on 9. September 2013 - 17:02  (110624)

The Crystal security app. is clean at VT (0/47) and there is lot of discussion of it at Wilders. Just normal debugging etc.

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=317258&page=32

-Isn't G-data (one of the 4 hits) using Bitdefender?

-FOrtinet (another) has many FP:s

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=350291

-CLEAN MX (third) : Beware of Clean-mx.de - A flawed virus spam reporting system

http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=20173

-WoT is known to have lot of FP:s

I'm 99.9% sure this is FP.

by Home User on 6. September 2013 - 17:04  (110560)

*Antivirus Remover* Link is Not working!

Here, it is the correct Link:

[https://www.dropbox.com/s/o0kjx6drcxj8mc6/Antivirus%20Remover.exe?m]

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