Hardening Firefox for privacy

Hardening Firefox for privacy

Firefox is widely considered to be a very secure browser, however their default settings focus primarily on security with some basic privacy protection. This article will go through some of the more refined privacy settings and additional steps to improve overall privacy.

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Getting started with GPG

Getting started with GPG

Privacy and encryption go together like peanut butter and jelly. At the very heart of most encryption strategies is a set of keys and a key exchange. Most of you have probably already heard of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and are confused about GPG. Generate a strong 4096 bit key gpg --full-generate-key List generated keys gpg --list-secret-keys Upload key to default servers gpg --send-keys <your_key_uid> Specify a specific remote server gpg --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com --send-keys <your_key_uid> Exporting your key for orther devices gpg --output sec_key.gpg --armor --export-secret-key <…

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Online privacy 101

Online privacy 101

Why should you care about your privacy when you have nothing to hide? Well, the thing is.. everyone has something to hide at some point in their lives. It can be something incredibly insignificant but consider this; everything you do online is being recorded and archived.

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Encrypt all your internet traffic

Encrypt all your internet traffic

Today we'll show you just how to encrypt all your home traffic therefore making sure you're ISP can't easily track your every move. First off, there multiple ways to encrypt your traffic all with varying levels of anonimity and performance penalty. Usually the trade-off is anoniminiy vs performance. It's equally important to note that anonimity doesn't come out of the box. Therefore this is not a post about how to remain anonymous on the web, I'm simply showing you a way to shield your browsing activity from your ISP and prevent personal profiling. I therefore would like to narrow the…

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Life without GAPPS

Life without GAPPS

There are several ways to run Android without Google Apps. Probably the easiest way is to simply don't install any GAPPS package at all and see if that is something you can live with within your day to day use-case. Since for most users this is not the case we need a solution to bridge the gap(ps). MicroGMicroG is a drop-in backported API for basic Google Play Services mocking. A lot of apps require Play Services to exist in the system to function properly. By installing the MicroG GMS package you can continue to use these apps without having…

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