15-Mar-2019 Internet Privacy / Browser Security

BASIC BROWSER PRIVACY BASICS GUIDE: 2019

Howdy, So let’s cut straight to it. Here’s Some tools to keep you safe online. However, This does not guarantee 100% percent fool proof security. Just some Essentials.

Let’s Start with My Favorite Browser. @Firefox.

Source: Firefox

Firefox is my favorite and here’s my light setup i recommend.

HTTPS Everywhere By EFF.

Privacy Badger By EFF.

uBlock By uBlock LLC

uBlock Ҁ“ A Fast and Efficient Ad Blocker. Easy on CPU and Memory. Logo
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Pro Tip:

If you are using firefox type this into your url bar:

about:preferences#general

After verify and make sure your settings look something like this:

Under Custom Use: https://1.1.1.1 to use cloudflare’s dns.

GOOGLE CHROME?

(update: 06/05/19)

So google recently announced chrome ad blocking to Enterprise users is done! BOO! Lame. Source: https://9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chrome-ad-blocking-enterprise-manifest-v3/

Use the same for chrome if you use it…. however. You Might wanna read these before you Proceed.
https://hackernoon.com/data-privacy-concerns-with-google-b946f2b7afea
https://choosetoencrypt.com/privacy/chromes-incognito-mode-isnt-private-so-whats-the-point/
https://www.computerworld.com/article/2480353/chrome–google-s-biggest-threat-to-your-privacy.html

But Heck, It’s Google, Use the same Plugins Linked Below:
HTTPS Everywhere By EFF.
Privacy Badger By EFF.
uBlock By uBlock LLC

Brave?

Now, If you use brave. You essentially have all this above bundled in a browser. And it runs pretty light.

Brave By Brave.
|Windows 64
|Windows 32
| macOS

Ubuntu / Xubuntu 16+ users in the House?

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

source /etc/os-release

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ $UBUNTU_CODENAME main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-${UBUNTU_CODENAME}.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring

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