NOTE TO computerconsultantsforum.com and forums.techcareerfubar.com USERS: This is the same site. Your login will work here. Use the "forgot password" function if you need help recovering your password.

Obvious fact: You're not logged in.

Therefore, you're only seeing the tip of the iceberg of great discussion threads on this site.

Get rid of this big black message box by joining here: http://mature-it.pro/register/

Who We Are: A collection of IT, engineering and sciences professionals, in a variety of current circumstances with a variety of career backgrounds. Including System admins, Developers and programmers, Freelancers and "gig" entrepreneurs, Contract, job shopping and FTE-employed contract house IT workers, Web developers, Inventors, and artists and writers with tech backgrounds.

We're smarter than the hive mind you've experienced on large tech discussion forums and groups. So register on the board - your email is NEVER sold or provided to third parties. Then LOGIN FREQUENTLY to see new stuff daily.

Join by Registering here: http://mature-it.pro/register/

Author Topic: Basic online security measures  (Read 228 times)

unix

  • Trusted Member
  • Wise Sage
  • ******
  • Posts: 4217
Basic online security measures
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:19:47 pm »
Not that this is earth-moving revelation but I use the following:

As a search engine, duckduckgo  - sometimes StartPage

As my email platform, protonmail dot com

As my text messenger, Signal

As my other messenger, Telegram

Never-say-anything, you people taking notes??

I need to completely get myself out of that yahoo BS.
Brawndo. It's got what plants crave.

benali72

  • CCF Winner's Circle - Supporter
  • Wise Sage
  • *
  • Posts: 2721
Re: Basic online security measures
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 09:46:31 pm »
Thanks for the info.

About Yahoo, this article in USA Today says that Yahoo lost data on 3 billion users back in 2013... and reported it in 2017.

www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/10/03/data-breach-yahoo-what-to-do-if-you-have-yahoo-account/729236001/

The Gorn

  • I absolutely DESPISE improvised sulfur-charcoal-salt peter cannons made out of hollow tree branches filled with diamonds as projectiles.
  • Trusted Member
  • Wise Sage
  • ******
  • Posts: 22596
  • Gorn Classic, user of Gornix
Google and Facebook countermeasures
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 07:22:47 am »
People, here is an idea.

You can register a new/throwaway Gmail account (which is what you log in under for Google search engine) easily. I've farmed a collection of them over the years.

Why not:

1) Use a privacy VPN to obscure your real location.
2) Then stay logged in as an alias Google account when you need search.

Possibly if you start using the burner/fake/alias Google account from your personal ISP, Google will figure out your identity.

If you use a privacy proxy that doesn't keep logs (like Private Internet Access) and you keep highly personal info like documents with your identity on them off of Google or its cloud services like Drive, you should be pretty anonymous.

I find the services of Google to be extremely useful, including the much maligned search history. I've actually gone in quite a few times and searched on my search history. Very meta - search on the search terms I was interested in over the last several years. I have dug up web links that I otherwise never kept and had no other way to find.

Same with Facebook. I D Shukov did a test a few years ago that he wrote about here where he created a Facebook profile with no connections and he refrained from liking anything. As a result the ads that FB pushed at him were completely random. Obviously they didn't know "who" he was.
Gornix is protected by the GPL. *

* Gorn Public License. Duplication by inferior sentient species prohibited.

benali72

  • CCF Winner's Circle - Supporter
  • Wise Sage
  • *
  • Posts: 2721
Re: Basic online security measures
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 07:22:18 pm »
Thanks for the clever idea.