Privacy collections, tools and advice
So many problems and so many choices, but where to start ? There are a few useful collections available with plenty of info. First you may want to look at what can be done to make your favourite browser more secure. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-harden-your-browser-against-malware-and-privacy-concerns.htm "Surveillance Self-Defense" tutorials and advice from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Topics cover all major Operating Systems, with overviews of the nature of surveillance, what sort of tools are available, and advice for use in specific situations. https://ssd.eff.org PrivacyTools.io provide advice and selected software and addons. Private Email services and VPN providers are also listed with comparisons. They now feature their own private search engine. https://www.privacytools.io "Reset The Net" with a "Privacy Pack" for your devices. This site has most OSs covered with several options, and advice on the limitations of some.. https://pack.resetthenet.org The Guardian Project Researchers and authors of security and privacy software for mobile devices, including a "Secure verifiable photo and video camera" app. All the software is Open Source, and available from several mirrors. https://guardianproject.info Google Play and the other main Android app stores, do not have a "Security" category (Why this is so, does not make any sense). However "F-Droid" does. https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?page_id=0&fdcategory=Security Note: The F-Droid app has support for extra repositories. You can enable the Guardian Project as a default repository in the app settings. Swap your Web-mail to use encryption in a real Email program. Server settings for the main webmail providers, and extra encryption options including free email certificates. https://vivaldi.net/blogs/entry/web-mail Extras https://vivaldi.net/forum/private-browsing/412-browser-plugins https://vivaldi.net/blogs/entry/security
Swap your Web-mail to use encryption in a real Email program.
Server settings for the main webmail providers, and extra encryption options including free email certificates.
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Comodo's SSL cert is strictly anonymous, and Startcom's cert is nearly impossible to personalise.
Otherwise they are good.
Good point, which I should probably add to that post.
I started with Comodo certificates, but as a free user you don't get a control panel to manage things. Hence they are more disposable and anonymous.
StartSSL has a convenient console and helpful support via Jabber.
I actually want the certificates to prove who I am, and that emails from me are actually from me, so I prefer that all my certs are linked to 1 variable account.
So if you want anonymous encryption use Comodo, and if you want to be trusted with a digital signature that combats identity theft, use StartSSL (Both offer similar levels of encryption).