The new moderator of SecGuru.gr Forum, sylvester73, has published a very good - detailed guide to your Internet safety.
note If you are interested in privacy at Internet then you have to take this guide very seriously. The slightest error could reveal all of your data on the Internet Also, all major companies are passing your data, your lack of knowledge on the internet can betray you, and the NSA monitors you and knows everything about you.
The most important thing to remember is, you can always be tracked down by the government, except and if you're behind a secure VPN, using additional anonymity / privacy tools.
This program σας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να χρησιμοποιήσετε τους διακομιστές DNS του OpenDNS, αντί του ISP σας.
It also encrypts the entire DNS traffic between you and the OpenDNS server.
Your ISP can monitor you, or even someone on the same network.
Even with a vulnerability on your computer, they could monitor all packets being sent.
You can also use a VPN, and have a DNS leak where it can betray you.
The webσελίδα “Έλεγχος Διαρροής DNS” μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί για να ελέγξει αν υπάρχουν διαρροές.
Download and install DNSCrypt, and change your settings as shown below
Below is the wizard to use OpenDNS for your own router
ANALYZES USING MOZILLA FIREFOX
Run the program, and then click the "Firefox" button in the upper left corner, and then click the "Options" button. Change all your settings as follows:
With Adblock Plus you can:
• Enjoy the web without annoying advertisements
• Watch videos without ads
• Support sites with "accepted ads"
Adblock Plus criteria to allow acceptable ads are many.
In a nutshell, it accepts static advertisements only (without moving images, sounds, or the like)
preferably text only. Ads should not overshadow it content of the page, and "above the fold" there must be enough useful content and not full ads. Advertisements should be clearly marked as such with the word "advertisement" or its equivalent.
Add-ons Adblock Plus are available for:
• Adblock Plus for Firefox (Gecko)
• Adblock plus for Chrome (WebKit)
• Adblock Plus for Opera
• Adblock Plus for Android (is app)
• Adblock Plus for K-Meleon [/ color] [/ center]
Download it for free from here
Private Browsing allows you to browse the web without saving information about which websites you have visited
What does Private Tour do not save?
Pages You've Visited[/b]: No page will be inserted in the list of websites in the history menu, in the history list inside the “Book” windowcase”, or in the list of addresses that automatically appear in the Address Bar.
Information entered on a Form or on the Search Bar: Τίποτα απ' όλα όσα πληκτρολογείτε σε πλαίσια κειμένου που υπάρχουν σε ιστοσελίδες δεν αποθηκεύεται, όπως επίσης και στη Γραμμή αναζήτησης ή στη Φόρμα automaticof completion.
Passwords: No one new code access will not be stored.
Entries to the Downloaded List: No file of the downloaded files will be on the Files Downloads tab after you disable the Private Browsing feature.
Cookies: Τα cookies αποθηκεύουν πληροφορίες σχετικά με τους ιστότοπους που επισκέπτεσθε, όπως προpriceσεις σελίδων, κατάσταση σύνδεσης, και δεδομένα που χρησιμοποιούνται από πρόσθετα όπως το Adobe Flash. Τα cookies μπορούν ακόμη να χρησιμοποιηθούν από τρίτους για να ανιχνεύσουν την περιήγησή σας στο διαδίκτυο.
Internet cache files, offline files and user data: No temporary web files, or cached web pages, as well as any files from those that store sites offline will not be saved.
• Open Mozilla Firefox.
• Left click on the menu: Tools
• In the menu that appears, select:
• Start a private browsing session
• In the window that appears, click the: Private Browsing Start button.
• If we did the steps up here then a window will open and there will be this picture in different sizes.
• We've successfully entered an incognito mode.
The whole idea of email is very old and unnecessary in my opinion.
I would say that perhaps the 70% of email usage is to check you, or add you to a list.
It's a bad communication protocol and almost every known web mail provider keeps logs so they know everything about your life.
Major companies, such as Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo, are the worst in terms of privacy.
If you do not want to use email, like me, you can refuse to create an email address, and just use a temporary email address.
The safest way to use email is to use PGP encryption. [/ B]
See the following
This program encrypts all your keystrokes, making it impossible for a keylogger, or any tracking software to know what you are typing.
Download and install KeyScrambler (You may need to restart.), And right-click the program icon, and click "Options". Change your settings so that they look like the following images:
NOTE: The free version will encrypt only that you type in your web browser.
CHANGE MAC ADRESS
This program will allow you to change your mac address. (No, this is not about a Mac.)
Download and install http://www.technitium.com/tmac/index.html TMAC, and run it.
For each connection in the section “Network Connections", Highlight it, and then click"Random MAC Address”And then click the“ buttonChange Now».
This program will block any incoming and outgoing traffic.
Download and install PeerBlock, and then you need to run it. In the beginning, you will be asked what kind of IP you want to block. Select everything except "Import / Create Lists" and "Always Allow HTTP".
NOTE: The program can block access to certain websites without understanding why they are blocked. If a webpage does not load, then you close Peerblock, and when you are finished then you open it again
Under the "Settings" tab, change your settings as in the image below:
Click the "Next" button
This guide will explain how to use the OTR protocol for private communications using Pidgin for Windows / Linux.
There are many programs that allow you to enter a proxy list, but for greater security you should preferably use one Proxy SOCKS 5.
Most Proxy that you can find on Google is not very safe, hardly any. While it can hide your IP, it gives you a pretty fast speed, but you may not be and 100% safe.
A website called Vip72 is very safe Proxy SOCKS5.
You can use a free web proxy like NewIPNow, but remember, you are not 100% anonymous.
The same proxy provider could record your ip, the websites you visit, the passwords you will enter, all your data is vulnerable and could be used by strangers without your permission.
The information gathered could be used against you, either by them or by law enforcement, upon request of logs from the company.
DO NOT USE GOOGLE
Whenever you use an internet search engine, your personal information is collected automatically.
What information the search engines collect:
• IP address: The IP of your personal computer can be brought to you by DNS reverse lookup with tools that do not just reveal your internet service provider but also your location, that is, the state or province where you are.
• Date and time: The exact time and date you placed a keyword in the search engine are saved. The browser you use is usually stored in the search engine logs.
• Search terms: Search terms are also saved.
• Cookie ID: Unique code is integrated into the cookie and ranked on a particular computer by the search engine, thus enabling it to know whether the requests are from that particular computer. Once the recognized cookie is still stored in the browser, it can be logged in and conveyed to you, regardless of the IP address of the computer you are using.
It is noteworthy that after strong pressure from data protection groups, some major search engines have begun to disguise the IP address of user computers in their logs in their searches, but that does not mean they are anonymous in their search history .
Once you have selected one of the search engine results, the information is sent directly to the web server's servers so that they know what searches you have done. This information can be used for more targeted ads.
Search engines that respect the privacy of users' data
Duck Duck Go: Search engine for data protection. Your browser automatically sends information about your search and IP address to the search engine, but the Duck Duck Go does not store anything. This information is usually used to send more targeted ads to you, but Duck Duck Goes everything out. Duck Duck Go "pulls" the search results from Google and Microsoft Bing and offers them to you without violating your personal data. It also has its own web browser and web directory.
Skype has become very messy now. It is owned by Microsoft, and knows it has to do with you.
Your conversations and calls are all under surveillance.
Skype and GMail are at the top of the NSA track record.
But, there are a few steps you can take to ensure some privacy.
Your IP is recorded every time you log in, so if you want to be smart, you are creating a new skype using a secure VPN. Every time you use Skype you must have a VPN.
For additional security, depending on the version you use, you can use the proxy settings.
But I think the best way is to run a Windows operating system, inside a VirtualBox, and then Skype, behind a secure VPN, within VirtualBox.
Your IP and HWID are now anonymous.
One can very easily obtain the IP from a Skype user, with online tools called "Skype Resolver", even from CMD as long as running 2-3 commands.
You can protect [/ color] [/ u] and do not let your IP appear by clicking the "Sign in with a Microsoft Account" button as shown below (not working in new versions):
And for more security
In the main Skype window, click "Tools" and then click "Options".
Under "General", in "General settings", change your settings as in the picture:
2) Under "General", in "Video Settings", change your settings as in the picture:
3) Under the category "General", in "Skype WiFi", uncheck "Enable Skype WiFi".
4) Under the category "Privacy", in "Privacy settings", change your settings as in the picture:
5) Delete the Ads
NOTE: Click the "Clear History" button and the "Clear Skype cookies" button.
For added security, use it as well Clownfish
Download and install uTorrent, then open it, click "Options" and then click "Options".
1) In the "General" category, uncheck "Send check information for updates".
2) In the "Connection" category, in the "communication port" box, select "Random port each boot".
3) In the "BitTorrent" category, in the "Encryption Protocol", change "Outgoing" to "Forced".
A VPN ή virtual private network , is a way to hide your IP address, and prevent your ISP, or someone from watching your internet activity.
Basically, to put it in a simple way to understand, it's like using your computer, but connecting to another computer in another country as well as using its own internet connection. instead of yours.
Now, there are a lot of VPN out there, some free, some for a fee which is low
A free VIP while hiding your IP, [u] will actually keep all logs and you definitely do not want it, it does not make them at all safe
If you want a VPN that does not hold any logs, then you are looking for offshore.
That is to say, being in a country that does not hold your data at all, but can not even give it in case something is done you are covered.
This means that no information will be shared with third parties without a court order, and if your VPN does not keep any logs then there will be nothing against you.
Also, using a secure, anonymous VPN, you do not need to put 10 proxies back and forth. You can use a proxy server through your browser or program for extra anonymity, but it is not really necessary.