hi! internet is a place under constant and heavy surveillance by surveillance capitalism. but still we must use it every day. we can't afford not to. let's not accept this submission as a fact! let's do whatever we can to defend ourselves and our communities! this account is made to collect useful pieces from all over the net to help us fight back.
these guys know!
UPDATED: The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked 3.0
for those with special threat models (journalists, activists, etc):
How to lock down Signal – Martin Shelton
Windows+Bitlocker+SSD users, beware!!
Security researchers have busted the encryption in several popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs | TechCrunch - https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/05/crucial-samsung-solid-state-drives-busted-encryption/
"In fact, the Iranians used Google to identify the website the CIA was were using to communicate with agents. Because Google is continuously scraping the internet for information about all the world’s websites, it can function as a tremendous investigative tool — even for counter-espionage purposes."
The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran. - https://www.yahoo.com/news/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html?.tsrc=fauxdal
Be careful what browser extensions you use. Use as few as possible. Even a trusted browser extension dev can be hacked or they can sell/transfer their extension to someone not trusted...
Hacked Facebook private messages for sale - https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46065796
And what's your password? #killme
Signal is testing out a new feature that encrypts message metadata. Once it's widely deployed, their server will facilitate delivering messages but without having access to who is sending them
Signal messenger to provide more protection for metadata, masking who is talking to whom.
When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn - The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/us/politics/trump-phone-security.html
Walmart filed a patent to use biometric shopping handles to track customers' heart rates, temperatures, and stress levels.
Nothing to worry about at all.
@RedSec i would only install uMatrix addon if i had big amount of spare time to manualy set it for every site that i visit because it brakes many of them. network.http.sendRefererHeader setting fucks up many sites too. also, some menu settings are so radical that they make your browsing an agony. so use this with caution!
you should take this with the grain of salt!
Firefox Hardening Guide 2018 - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/09/firefox-hardening-guide/
MEGA is now even more secure: Two-Factor Authentication has arrived
Google is losing users’ trust. - https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/google-is-losing-users-trust.html?via=homepage_recirc_recent
Passengers refusing 'digital search' at the New Zealand border (surrender laptop and phone passwords!) now face $5000 Customs fine and their electronic devices seized by the New Zealand Customs
Facebook Is Giving Advertisers Access to Your Shadow Contact Information - https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-giving-advertisers-access-to-your-shadow-co-1828476051
@RedSec due to user complaints G. made some changes..
Why I’m done with Chrome
Shelter is an open source sandboxing app to isolate apps from your data - https://www.xda-developers.com/shelter-open-source-sandboxing-app/
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