how do you fellow robots secure your internet privacy? i got redpilled recently and now im freaking the fuck out
i didnt use social media in the first place because i was never comfortable in giving my personal info out like that, but ive been an extensive user of chrome and gmail
ive switched to waterfox, gotten shit like abp/noscript/blender, uninstalled botnet shit like skype and have a vpn now but i doubt its enough still until i move to a linx distro
The number one thing to do is, don't mess with other people, you don't want to make yourself a target. The second would be try to avoid other people's traps. AKA: the less social you are online the better.
I reset my computer to its factory state every couple months or when something is acting up. But seriously its impossible to be safe, just black tape your webcam and hope for the best.
I have heard that freenet is a good choice for private and non-tracked browsing. Also, Tails offers a great anonymisation but it's probably that three-letter-agencies have been infiltrating in Linux and Tor services.
The most valuable option is to purchase a trustable VPN service. A good company won't give any information about his client who's using a proxy.
You have various options at hand and most will give you a decent and affordable option, but there are always scammers who will give you shit for eighty monthly dollars.
They are around USD 7.50 per month for the basic packs.
if 4chan is your main concern, ive tried multiple vpns
hidemyass got ranged banned on all IPs, and they also WILL hand over your logs
express vpn has most of their IPs range banned
bolehvpn and purevpn are pretty solid though , have very little range bans, and they dont hand over logs
this. would you stick your dick in a hornets nest?
>well this is 4chan after all....
don't gotta worry about the gov. the fuck they gonna do? steal your money? if you're not doing anything illicit anyway, then don't worry about it. be more concerned with the actual criminals.
i use ExpressVPN for my secure shit, like checking banks, etc. have a paid sub for an active scanner, run a free anti-keylogger, and have a chrome extension to erase my history everytime i close my browser. i also run glary utilities and CCleaner for general maintenance and to help clean up tracks. also run 3-4 scanners at least once a month. is this gonna stop a hacker? no. i'm just trying to make it more difficult for them.
No matter how good or how much knowledge do you have, if you do suspicious shit you are an easy target for an organised security agency or law enforcement. Specially if you are into drug dealing or illegal porn.
There is a Swedish VPN-provider that recently started to focus on international expansion.
It has been around for around a year or something and it has no history of giving out logs to law enforcement. The owner is also very transparent and regularly frequents Swedish forums to communicate with his costumers. They don't have many IP-ranges though so it's very prone to IP-range bans (some are banned on 4chan, some work). They also only have servers in Sweden and Germany, so if you want to use the VPN for shitposting on /pol/ or /int/ you might want to get one that has servers in more countries.
If your concern is the government it's probably worthless. Especially if you use Micro$hill or Applel, but even if you don't the NSA likely has spyware built into your hardware, and if not, you've probably already got their spy/malware and no software on the market or that's readily available will help you.
If your concern is companies aggregating and or profiling you, or just generally reducing digital footprint/trackability then I'd suggest:
Uninstall Google's Botnet
Uninstall M$ Botnet or stop booting to it
Obviously disable 3rd party cookies.
Find a DNS server that won't log you. Preferably nearby for good latency.
Also Idk a good VPN but consider nesting them.
oh, the active scanner is a paid sub of Avast, plus is comes with built in firewall
>i've never trusted the windows default firewall
the anti logger is Zemana. but you gotta look around the site, because there is a free trial and an actual free on
fogot to mention, zonealarm free firewall is good as well (at least better than anything default), plus it has an "allow/deny" feature every time an exe tries to do anything. some people think its annoying, but i think it has great potential
the fuck is this false flag shit?
If you use a VPN, make sure to create a kill switch in your firewall so that it starts blocking traffic the moment your connection to the VPN breaks.
Not same person but AVG is fine.
Rather than relying on signature-based detection of malware though, you should use common sense. Sandboxie is also great.
That's fine. It's just making sure your hosts file wasn't tampered with by an untreated source. If the reference looks fine (it's pointing Wikipedia to your system), then leave it. If it's not okay, revert it.