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Best Programs/Information for anonymity/Opsec? #1
I know you can never be secure enough, but what's the best programs or knowledge for protecting yourself? This is for me as well as any other user looking for the same information. (I'm talking like VPNs, antivirus', the best irc chat clients, for example.)

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RE: Best Programs/Information for anonymity/Opsec? #2
Anonymity as a whole, takes a lot more doing than simply connecting to a VPN, proxy etc. There's "a lot" to consider and put In practice, hence Is way beyond the scope of this post to provide every method & tool.


Just to name a few Inclusive from a cell phone perspective:

There's DNS leaks, WebRTC, Browser & Canvas fingerprinting, User Agent leaks, Cross-Browser fingerprinting on an OS & hardware level, Ultrasonic Cross-Device tracking, WebGL fingerprinting, Connection, Hardware, Login, DNS "Cache" leaks, cell phone sensor vulnerabilities (Proximity, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Acceleromete, GPS, Barometer, Biometric, Ambient Light sensors) and the list goes on.

All can reveal an array of Identifiable Information, both on a device and personal level. And then there's Transparent DNS proxy, whereby (If used by your ISP), they will Intercept/reroute your traffic and force the use of their DNS servers as opposed to the VPN.


In terms of VERY basic online navigation, here's a few recommendations:

* Use a secure web browser such as Epic Privacy Browser. For added anonymity, this has a built-In proxy.
* Google knows just about everything you do online, so avoid using Google's services (Android OS & related apps, Google's search engine etc).
* Using some services by Google are Inevitable, so do NOT log Into your Google account (Gmail) and "remain" logged In. Google uses your Gmail account to Identify you "whilst logged In".
* Check your activity settings In your Google account- you can control what gets saved.
* Check all privacy settings In Google My Activity (of your Google account), and disable/delete those that track you.
* Use any of the below private search engines:
MetaGer- This has a built-In proxy that allows you to open link anonymously. Navigate via Tor using this search engine.
StartPage.
Epic Search Engine.
Disconnect.me
* Change your browser's user agent string to something completely different to what you're using. It also masks your operating system. Here's a huge list of strings.
* To prevent your screen resolution from being leaked, change It using a tool named Multilogin App.

The aforementioned are the very basics and a good starting point. If I keep going, I won't stop so let's leave It at that.
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RE: Best Programs/Information for anonymity/Opsec? #3
Personally, I use:
1. 1Password extension on chrome
2. Privacy Badger extension on chrome
3. Surfshark VPN app for daily encryption/torrenting/USA Netflix content
4. Kaspersky antivirus for computer monitoring.

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RE: Best Programs/Information for anonymity/Opsec? #4
(01-07-2019, 02:28 PM)Rush321 Wrote: Personally, I use:
4. Kaspersky antivirus for computer monitoring.

Good choice.

Kaspersky was resource-hungry many years ago (around a decade), but It's significantly Improved to where It stands today, overall detection/protection Inclusive.
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RE: Best Programs/Information for anonymity/Opsec? #5
(01-07-2019, 05:13 AM)mothered Wrote: Anonymity as a whole, takes a lot more doing than simply connecting to a VPN, proxy etc. There's "a lot" to consider and put In practice, hence Is way beyond the scope of this post to provide every method & tool.


Just to name a few Inclusive from a cell phone perspective:

There's DNS leaks, WebRTC, Browser & Canvas fingerprinting, User Agent leaks, Cross-Browser fingerprinting on an OS & hardware level, Ultrasonic Cross-Device tracking, WebGL fingerprinting, Connection, Hardware, Login, DNS "Cache" leaks, cell phone sensor vulnerabilities (Proximity, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Acceleromete, GPS, Barometer, Biometric, Ambient Light sensors) and the list goes on.

All can reveal an array of Identifiable Information, both on a device and personal level. And then there's Transparent DNS proxy, whereby (If used by your ISP), they will Intercept/reroute your traffic and force the use of their DNS servers as opposed to the VPN.


In terms of VERY basic online navigation, here's a few recommendations:

* Use a secure web browser such as Epic Privacy Browser. For added anonymity, this has a built-In proxy.
* Google knows just about everything you do online, so avoid using Google's services (Android OS & related apps, Google's search engine etc).
* Using some services by Google are Inevitable, so do NOT log Into your Google account (Gmail) and "remain" logged In. Google uses your Gmail account to Identify you "whilst logged In".
* Check your activity settings In your Google account- you can control what gets saved.
* Check all privacy settings In Google My Activity (of your Google account), and disable/delete those that track you.
* Use any of the below private search engines:
MetaGer- This has a built-In proxy that allows you to open link anonymously. Navigate via Tor using this search engine.
StartPage.
Epic Search Engine.
Disconnect.me
* Change your browser's user agent string to something completely different to what you're using. It also masks your operating system. Here's a huge list of strings.
* To prevent your screen resolution from being leaked, change It using a tool named Multilogin App.

The aforementioned are the very basics and a good starting point. If I keep going, I won't stop so let's leave It at that.

That's some great info thank you. If you have time you can post more! (=

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RE: Best Programs/Information for anonymity/Opsec? #6
(01-08-2019, 12:41 PM)Psychonaut Wrote:
(01-07-2019, 05:13 AM)mothered Wrote: Anonymity as a whole, takes a lot more doing than simply connecting to a VPN, proxy etc. There's "a lot" to consider and put In practice, hence Is way beyond the scope of this post to provide every method & tool.


Just to name a few Inclusive from a cell phone perspective:

There's DNS leaks, WebRTC, Browser & Canvas fingerprinting, User Agent leaks, Cross-Browser fingerprinting on an OS & hardware level, Ultrasonic Cross-Device tracking, WebGL fingerprinting, Connection, Hardware, Login, DNS "Cache" leaks, cell phone sensor vulnerabilities (Proximity, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Acceleromete, GPS, Barometer, Biometric, Ambient Light sensors) and the list goes on.

All can reveal an array of Identifiable Information, both on a device and personal level. And then there's Transparent DNS proxy, whereby (If used by your ISP), they will Intercept/reroute your traffic and force the use of their DNS servers as opposed to the VPN.


In terms of VERY basic online navigation, here's a few recommendations:

* Use a secure web browser such as Epic Privacy Browser. For added anonymity, this has a built-In proxy.
* Google knows just about everything you do online, so avoid using Google's services (Android OS & related apps, Google's search engine etc).
* Using some services by Google are Inevitable, so do NOT log Into your Google account (Gmail) and "remain" logged In. Google uses your Gmail account to Identify you "whilst logged In".
* Check your activity settings In your Google account- you can control what gets saved.
* Check all privacy settings In Google My Activity (of your Google account), and disable/delete those that track you.
* Use any of the below private search engines:
MetaGer- This has a built-In proxy that allows you to open link anonymously. Navigate via Tor using this search engine.
StartPage.
Epic Search Engine.
Disconnect.me
* Change your browser's user agent string to something completely different to what you're using. It also masks your operating system. Here's a huge list of strings.
* To prevent your screen resolution from being leaked, change It using a tool named Multilogin App.

The aforementioned are the very basics and a good starting point. If I keep going, I won't stop so let's leave It at that.

That's some great info thank you. If you have time you can post more! (=

You're welcome.

I'm attending to a lot of quotes and PMs at the moment, so I shall come back to this at a later time.
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