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A Beginners Guide To Internet Privacy and Security

Postby david1103 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:34 am

In case any of you Nebula guys are interested in this subject, here is a link to the blog article I just posted:

http://www.learndigitalaudio.com/blog/a ... d-security

I think this fits OK into the 'other things' forum :ugeek:
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Re: A Beginners Guide To Internet Privacy and Security

Postby SWAN » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:33 am

thanks Ive been thinking about this - just have to decide if I want to live in Tor or not...only issue is the downloading...

But do you plan on doing an email encryption entry? I was wondering about that also...
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Re: A Beginners Guide To Internet Privacy and Security

Postby david1103 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:26 am

SWAN wrote:thanks Ive been thinking about this - just have to decide if I want to live in Tor or not...only issue is the downloading...

But do you plan on doing an email encryption entry? I was wondering about that also...

When you say the 'only issue is the downloading' about TOR i assume you are worried it's obvious you are using it because you downloaded it?

The site is https:// so it is possible to tell that you visit the site, but not what you do on it (like download the browser). If i were spying on you the only data i could see would be 'https://www.torproject.org/'. Maybe that eases the paranoia a little, but probably not ;)

https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

There is nothing dodgy with using TOR anyway, its perfectly legal, you have a RIGHT to privacy! Having said that, if i lived somewhere like china i would be more concerned.

If you want to get really hardcore download it via an internet cafe, but don't get a virus while you are doing it!

Email encryption is a nightmare at the moment, that's why i didn't cover it, def not for beginners. There is no easy solution if you want to email anyone who has not also gone to a lot of trouble setting it up.

Best bet is use a service like Hushmail, but then its only encrypted to other Hushmail users.

To set it up properly you need to use a desktop email client like Thunderbird with Enigmail extension, but again its only any good if the person you are emailing has a similar setup and you exchanged public keys.
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Re: A Beginners Guide To Internet Privacy and Security

Postby SWAN » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:32 am

ok thanks thats good info. I meant I read with Tor that they dont like you downloading stuff when using Tor for some bandwidth reason? Also its not into video content etc...
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Re: A Beginners Guide To Internet Privacy and Security

Postby botus99 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:00 pm

This kind of stuff has interested me for a while. I've only gone as far as using tracking blockers and noscript, but this proxy/Tor stuff is something worth looking into, it seems!
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