Encrypt everything

January 16, 2016

This is a simple and short post, showing the tools I like to use.

Computer

HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

DNSEncrypt turns regular DNS traffic into encrypted DNS traffic that is secure from eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks.

Off-the-Record Messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.

Use OpenPGP to encrypt your emails or use Protonmail.

In case my computer is phisically compromised, I have full disk encryption enabled - so malicious users will not be able to read my files unless they have my secret key.

I always try to avoid to ship my personal files to the cloud, I rather use local backup with encryption enabled instead.

Mobile Device

For mobile device, I use Android with CyanogenMod and Privacy Guard enabled. I also replaced my SMS app with Signal Private Messenger - which allows me private messaging and private calling.

DuckDuckGo - Excellent search engine. It doesn’t track you or store information about your searches.

Recommendations

I highly recommend you to take a look in Encrypt All the things. They have an excellent guide about the importance of encryption.

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