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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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by vodomar on 19. September 2012 - 23:10  (99480)

FIX IT!
Update on Friday, 21. Sept.

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757760

by john phoenix (not verified) on 19. September 2012 - 6:50  (99455)

The best security for Anonymity/Privacy I have come up with for free, is a combination of using Https Everywhere and either VPNDirect Lite or Softflux for choice of a Free VPN. This combo working together helps you to encrypt all information from your computer through the VPN and to your destination. Both offers unlimited bandwidth which is important for watching movies and downloading software. Both has fast connection speeds with no annoying periodic resets. Both have strong privacy policies. The major difference is VPNDirect Lite allows you to use torrents and Softflux doesn't. These are way better choices than SecurityKiss which only offers a 300 MB bandwidth cap daily or UltraSurf which is only Internet Explorer based and has it's own problems. I have searched the internet for a long time to come up with this combination and so far, it's the best that I can find. I think Ako would be remiss in his duties to his fans not to investigate and review these options.

by vodomar on 20. September 2012 - 9:56  (99495)

Please give me a link to Softflux vpn service.SPOTflux is already in s. 14,18 :) thx

by JohnPhoenix (not verified) on 21. September 2012 - 7:55  (99540)

Talk about a brain fart. I meant spotflux, for some reason I keep wanting to call it by other names. I didn't see spotflux in the right list until after I posted but I notice VPNDirect Lite is not reviewed and that's the better of the two IMO. It's the only free VPN that lets you use torrents and is unlimited. I would like someone with a really fast net connection to test it to find it's speed cap. I know it's at least as fast as my 3.5 mb/sec DSL connection.

by Ako (the) (not verified) on 20. September 2012 - 8:09  (99493)

thanks! We will look at this.

by vodomar on 18. September 2012 - 2:35  (99406)

ALERT

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2757760

Today we released Security Advisory 2757760 to address an issue that affects Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions if a user views a website hosting malicious code. Internet Explorer 10 is not affected.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/09/17/microsoft-releases-se...

Critical zero-day bug in Internet Explorer under active attack
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/09/critical-zero-day-bug-in-microso...

by MidnightCowboy on 18. September 2012 - 4:40  (99409)

This is something MS users should be aware of in relation to this latest exploit.

"Even when people don't actively use IE, many utilities and third-party applications make use of IE code. That opens the possibility that people on public WiFi systems and other unsecured networks could inject malicious code into a victim's Web traffic in an attempt to exploit the vulnerability.

"Just keep in mind that even if you don't use IE for day-to-day browsing, a lot of tools you use do embed IE and those are vulnerable," Moore said."

by vodomar on 17. September 2012 - 13:31  (99381)

@craiu
#Flame was just one of the four malwares known to the C&C servers, codenamed: SP, SPE, FL and IP. Guess which one was Flame?

https://www.securelist.com/en/blog/750/Full_Analysis_of_Flame_s_Command_...
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/have-i-got-newsforyou-analysis-fla...

by other human (not verified) on 15. September 2012 - 16:11  (99304)

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/top-freeware-picks-category-editors.htm, Page 4, fifth item, you list Best Free File Encryption Utility for Windows - TrueCrypt. Yet, on this very list, , you list TrueCrypt in the Encrypting with virtual drives (category 19.7).
To me and most other encryption software users, a file encryption utility _and_ virtual encrypted drive software are completely different. I completely agree with placing TrueCrypt in the Encrypting with virtual drives category, like you have done here, no argument at all.

I only ask that you (or the proper category editor) select a NEW and proper file encryption utility from category 19.3 as your top pick. You misinterpret TrueCrypt for its correct usage. Pick something else for Best Free File Encryption Utility for Windows.

p_l_e_a_s_e

by vodomar on 15. September 2012 - 17:23  (99308)

hi and thx for the comment.your comment was submitted to the editor philip :) see my post on
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-file-encryption-utility.htm#co...

by vodomar on 14. September 2012 - 9:20  (99242)

AV-TEST July/August 2012:

23 home user products reviewed, 21 certified on Win XP

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/julaug-2012/

by MidnightCowboy on 14. September 2012 - 9:31  (99243)

Good to see my choice (Zone Alarm Free Antivirus + Firewal) getting a top score and the free version of AVG scoring the same for protection as the paid suite.

by vodomar on 8. September 2012 - 21:42  (98969)
by Terry34 (not verified) on 7. September 2012 - 15:25  (98915)

Hi Ako,

I notice SecurityKISS VPN listed in the Prisoners on remand section, could I ask why?

The reason I ask is because I had looked into using a vpn some time ago, and SecurityKISS didn't look too bad a choice. Did I miss something?

Thanks,
Terry.

by ako (the) (not verified) on 7. September 2012 - 18:01  (98923)

The free version is too limited to be useful. Has this changed?

by "joe" (not verified) on 9. September 2012 - 0:45  (98973)

huh. i was thinking of using it too.
how is it too limited?

by ako (the) (not verified) on 9. September 2012 - 8:25  (98984)

The number of megabytes per day was very small when I last time checked it.

by vodomar on 9. September 2012 - 13:22  (98990)

yeah...but,things have changed :D SecurityKiss added in section 14.17
thx for the comments guys :)

by ako on 10. September 2012 - 7:11  (99031)

Thanks Vodomar and guys!
:-)

by vodomar on 6. September 2012 - 12:28  (98870)

Honeypot reveals mass surveillance of BitTorrent downloaders

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/09/06/honeypot-monitoring-bittorren...

by vodomar on 4. September 2012 - 12:38  (98745)

ALERT
How to check if your Apple device UDID has been compromised by the AntiSec leak
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/04/heres-check-apple-device-udid-com...

FBI Agent's Laptop 'Hacked' To Grab 12 Million Apple IDs
http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2012/09/04/fbi-agents-laptop-hack...

The UDID leak is a privacy catastrophe
http://corte.si/posts/security/udid-leak.html

by "joe" (not verified) on 4. September 2012 - 0:46  (98724)

so is that java problem patched? i uninstalled it in the meantime.

by vodomar.off (not verified) on 4. September 2012 - 6:21  (98732)

nope.uninstalling java is probably the best solution :)

by vodomar.off (not verified) on 4. September 2012 - 11:47  (98743)

F-Secure
About Java

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002419.html

by vodomar on 3. September 2012 - 11:35  (98687)
by MidnightCowboy on 3. September 2012 - 12:14  (98692)

Developers page listed on Softpedia returnms a 404. What else I can find has highly dubious origins. I'd be well inclined to give this one a miss. :)

by Anupam on 3. September 2012 - 12:28  (98693)

It's actually a mistake in the link if you look closely. Anyways, even with the correct link, the antivirus is not there. After searching on Google, I found this link :

http://sdfreeware.weebly.com/

Will be interesting to see what this develops into.
The developer seems to be from Sri Lanka.

by MidnightCowboy on 3. September 2012 - 12:43  (98695)

With links to known attack and red rated WOT sites from that page, as I said, highly dubious origins :)

by MidnightCowboy on 3. September 2012 - 13:14  (98698)

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