Helping to keep you safe

Security

When dealing with computers and mobile phones unauthorized intruders are the important aspect of security. Whether that's your other half or the ASD, if you want to stay secure you can - but it's not always easy!

KeeePass, Signal and VeraCrypt may help you achieve some of those goals, but remember, every time you're online you are vulnerable.

Privacy

Although everyone takes privacy in normal life for granted, but trying to achieve the same level of privacy on the Internet is a less accepted, and a lot more complicated.

While the general attitude is hard to change, many ways exist to enhance your privacy online.

Anonymity

There are many reasons to hide your real identity when you use the Internet. You might want to protect yourself against an oppressive government, or post personal messages to a Usenet newsgroup without identifying yourself to the whole world.

Learn to give sites you visit the appearance that you reside in a foreign country. Get through to web sites blocked by your ISP.

What else we provide?

Information

Facial recognition, meta data collection and other restrictions of your privacy our IT neutered government thinks up, and much more.

Hardware

I think it's more important than software.
So should you.

Software

If it merits a front page link then that's where you'll see it. All other software will be in our news area.

KeePass

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms.

ProtonMail

All emails are secured automatically with end-to-end encryption. This means they cannot decrypt and read your emails. As a result, your encrypted emails cannot be shared with third parties.

ProtonMail can be used on any device without software install. ProtonMail secure email accounts are fully compatible with other email providers. You can send and receive emails normally.

YubiKey

The YubiKey is a hardware authentication device that supports one-time passwords, public key encryption and authentication, and the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol. It allows users to securely log into their accounts by emitting one-time passwords or using a FIDO-based public/private key pair generated by the device.

YubiKey also allows for storing static passwords for use at sites that do not support one-time passwords.

Mullvad

Mullvad is a VPN service that helps keep your online activity, identity, and location private.

Only €5/month — they accept cash, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, bank wire, credit card, PayPal, and Swish.

Windscribe [FREE] VPN

Its free service gives you 10GB of usage per month. The software includes a firewall for extra protection. It also allow an unlimited number of simultaneous VPN sessions on a single account.

Nitrokey

Nitrokey is an USB key to enable highly secure encryption and signing of emails and data, as well as login to the Web, networks and computers. Other than ordinary software solutions, the secret keys are always stored securely inside the Nitrokey. Their extraction is impossible which makes Nitrokey immune to computer viruses and Trojan horses. The user-chosen PIN and the tamper-proof smart card protect in case of loss and theft.


This is the number one factor that determines the security of your lifestyle.

Encryption refers to any process used to make sensitive data more secure and less likely to be intercepted by those unauthorized to view it. That includes Password Managers [KeePass], encrypting your files or partitions [VeraCrypt] and your sms messages [Signal]. Encryption is also used everytime you execute an online financial transaction [Paypal or ANZ] and for a multitude of other reasons.

When using encryption, the sender and recipient must use the same mathematical technique (known as an algorithm) to perform the encryption and decryption. That means that if you use your rubbish WhatsApp to send me a message it is not secure because I use Signal.

Encryption can cast a wide net, but without it, you'd all be fucked. Many of you take it for granted. Now that the desktop computer is considered an antique, most people carry their lives with them on their mobile. Yet how many encrypt their phone [to protect their financial details] or back it up [to protect their sanity]. I think I'm being very generous in guessing that no more than 5% would bother. Why - because it's to big a hassle. Time is better spent on bookface or some other meaningless social media than the few seconds [sometimes minutes] it takes to secure your life.

If you lost your phone how much would you pay to get it back? Do you know how much it costs to protect the information in your phone?

Nothing. ZERO. $0!

Do yourself a favour and take a few minutes out of your boring meaningless life and just do it.

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