Practical Privacy Tools List

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  1. pumpingiron22

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    Practical Privacy Tools


    CD/USB Based Operating Systems
    Tails: live operating system that can run from removable media without leaving tracks. Routes Internet traffic through the Tor network.
    Internet Anonymizers, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Proxy Servers
    Tails: live operating system that can run from removable media without leaving tracks. Routes Internet traffic through the Tor network.
    Tor (Windows, OSX, GNU/Linux, BSD, Unix): Internet anonymizing software that securely routes traffic through multiple nodes around the world. Open source, free.
    Orbot (Android): Tor client for Android.
    Anonymizer(Windows, OSX, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android): Encrypts and anonymizes Internet traffic.
    CyberGhost VPN
    IPreadator
    I2P Anonymous Network
    Private Internet Access
    proXPN
    StrongVPN
    torVPN
    TorGuard
    VyprVPN
    WiTopia
    Proxy.org: lists thousands of proxy sites.
    Proxify
    TunnelBear (Windows, OSX, Android, iOS)
    Web Browser Ad-ons
    HTTPS Everywhere (Firefox, Chrome): forces HTTPS versions of websites were they are available.
    Adblock Plus (Firefox, Chome, Opera, Android): customizable ad-blocking plugin
    NoScript (Firefox, derivatives of Mozilla): highly customizable plugin to selectively allow Javascript, Java, and Flash to run.
    Disconect (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera): stops 3rd party tracking sites around the web.
    BetterPrivacy (Firefox): removes and deletes long-term “super-cookies”
    Search Engines
    DuckDuckGo: anonymous, encrypted web searches.
    ixquick: anonymous, encrypted web searches. Hosted in the Netherlands.
    Email/Communication Encryption
    GPG(Windows, OSX, Linux): free implementation of OpenPGP.
    Mailvelope(Chrome, Firefox): OpenPGP encryption for webmail.
    Enigmail is and OpenPGP add-on for the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey email clients.
    GPGMail is a plug in for Apple Mail, an open source implementation of OpenPGP for encrypting, decrypting, signing and verifying email.
    Email Self Defense: a guide for using encrypted email (GNU/Linux, Mac OS, Windows).
    Alternative Email Accounts
    Guerrillamail: web-based disposable email accounts.
    Tor Mail: anonymous email provider (Tor required).
    CounterMail
    MyKolab: Privacy-focused email, based in Switzerland
    Neomailbox: email provider focused on privacy and anonymity, based in Switzerland
    Anonymous Remailers
    QuickSilver (Windows)
    paranoia remailer
    Mixmaster
    noreply: additional information on remailers.
    Disk/File Encryption
    Symantec Drive Encryption (Windows): Uses strong PGP encryption.
    Diskcryptor (Windows): Free, open-source, encryption solution
    FileVault 2 (Mac): Built-in encryption software used by NSA to lock down their systems
    Linux Unified Key System (Linux): Open-source option for full disk encryption
    cryptonite (Android): implementation of TrueCrypt for android
    GNU/Linux disk encryption through Ubuntu: a how-to guide from EFF.
    Secure Instant Messaging
    Cryptocat (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Mac): encrypted instant messaging platform.
    Off-the-Record (Windows, Pidgin): encrypted communications with authentication and deniability features.
    TorChat (Windows, Linux): P2P instant messaging routed through the Tor network.
    Pidgin is a third-party instant messaging/chat program that allows users to log in to multiple chat programs simultaneously (e.g., AIM, MSN, Google Talk) and to install a variety of privacy and security plugins.
    Adium is a third-party instant messaging program that allows for encrypted chats across multiple networks, but for Macs.
    Disk/File Erasing Programs
    Darik's Boot and Nuke: self-contained bootable software that deletes all contents of attached drives.
    Eraser: file-erasing software.
    Ative @ Killdisk: bootable whole disk eraser.
    CCleaner: Internet history and file shredder.
    Password Vaults
    Password Safe (Windows)
    Lastpass (Windows, OSX, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile)
    1Password (Windows, OSX, Android, iOS)
    MasterPassword (iPhone/iPad, OS X, Destop (Java), Terminal (Java), Terminal (C)).
    Firewalls
    ZoneAlarm
    Comodo (Windows, Android)
    Kapersky: (Windows, OSX)
    TinyWall (Windows)
    Norton Internet Security (Windows)
    Antivirus Software
    AVG (Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile)
    ClamXav (OSX)
    Norton Antivirus (Windows)
    Bitdefender (Windows, Android)
    Comodo (Windows, OSX, Linux, Android)
    Ad-Aware (Windows)
    Avast (Windows, OSX, iOS)
    F-Secure (Windows, OSX, Android)
    Panda Cloud Antivirus (Windows)
    Avira (Windows, OSX)
    Cookie/Cache/Internet History Cleaners
    CCLeaner (Windows, OSX)
    Bleachbit (Windows, Linux)
    Mobile Privacy
    SilentCircle (iOS, Android): encrypted voice, video, text, and file communications
    Wickr (iOS, Android): encrypted, self-destructing text, picture, audio and video messages.
    RedPhone/TextSecure (Android): open source application for encrypted voice and text communications.
    K-9 Mail (Android): open source mail app for android that supports PGP.
    iPGMail (iOS): app to send and decrypt PGP-encoded messages.
    DuckDuckGo Search and Stories (Android): Secure, anonymous searches with Tor/Orbot integration.
    ChatSecure is an encrypted chat client for Android and iPhone.
    Encrypt your Android phone.
    CyanogenMod open-source alternative: to avoid leaving your phone vulnerable to your carrier's customization of the Android OS, consider replacing the firmware (on select phone models) with CyanogenMod.
    Orbweb is an exceptionally privacy-focused web browser for Android, based on Tor.
    APG is an OpenPGP implementation for Android phones.
    VoIP/Video Messaging
    Jitsi (Windows, OSX, Linux): open source software for encrypted video, audio calls.
    Silent Circle (Windows)
    Social Networking
    Diaspora: alternative social media; open source and allows users to own and control personal data.
    buddycloud: decentralized social networking with strong privacy controls.
    Meshnet (decentralized networks)
    Hyperboria: encrypted, decentralized Internet alternative .
    GNUnet: encrypted, anonymous, decentralized P2P networking.
    Commotion: open-source tool that uses phones and computers to create mesh networks.
    Alternative Currencies
    Cash: the original anonymous currency.
    Bitcoin: open source, P2P digital currency.
    Publishing
    Pastebin: multi-purpose text publishing.
    Strongbox: for submitting files to The New Yorker.
    Wikileaks: for submitting classified/sensitive information.
    Temporary Mobile Phones
    Burner Phone
     
  2. FlyingDragon

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    That sounds like alot of $$$$
     
  3. FlyingDragon

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    Your thoughts on Blackphone by Silent Circle?
     
  4. pumpingiron22

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