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What is the easiest and best way to protect yourself when browsing the web?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SkyCatReborn, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. SkyCatReborn

    SkyCatReborn Newbie

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    I'm using Tor browser atm, does anybody have any suggestions or things they do which could/will lessen the odds of my internet security being compromised?
     
  2. kaylanewett

    kaylanewett Power Member

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    If you want to be SUPER secure, disable Javascript in TOR, use a VPN, and an anonymous proxy. But that's not needed unless you're doing something really illegal. Just disable JS.
     
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    Tor is probably the best you can do, but it's also quite slow in my experience. If you're not buying drugs or firearms the you should be good with a few private proxies.
     
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  5. SkyCatReborn

    SkyCatReborn Newbie

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    Haha yeah. I've found tor to be slower than your average browser but I think I like the security more than a little compromise in speed. :)
     
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    browse the internet on someone else's pc.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    This is the more secure.

    https://tails.boum.org/

     
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  8. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Read this:

    https://panopticlick.eff.org/

    At one time there was a browser plugin/addon/extension that would "rotate" your browser's "profile" so that you didn't present the same fingerprint to various sites.

    javascript is the big one. There was a recent news article about how javascript will dump your computer's MAC Address on demand. I would spoof the MAC Address no matter what.

    Some VPN's are better than others. Some save records of their client's internet use/browsing, and will hand them over to the government on demand, while others only store your browsing history in volatile RAM and it's gone forever as soon as your session ends. Most VPN's are somewhere in between those two points.

    They can also trace you by the timing of your connection. For example, if you used Tor to post on a forum that you wanted to commit a serious crime against a highly significant american political figure (I'll leave you to decode that one), if necessary, the Secret Service (or whoever) could look at your log of when you connected to Tor, and then look at the forum's log of when the "threatener" connected. I think the data packets all have DTS (date time stamps). In any case, even if they can't find out the router you used through Tor, they can show that every time you "zigged" someone on the other side also zigged, and every time you zagged, someone on the forum "zagged". Not conclusive proof for me if I were on your jury, but most retards on a jury are going to believe the pompous, self-assured expert as he looks them directly in the eye and says there is absolutely no doubt that you and only you were the one that threatened to x, y and z. And that jury will convict you, and no one will ever hear from you again.

    Which really bothers me. As an aside, the whole idea of digital evidence completely depends upon the faith that an expert will tell the truth when he testifies that there is no way that the digital evidence being used to attempt to convict someone could not have been faked, forged, tampered with, etc... Which means that it's not the evidence that convicts you, it's the government-paid expert that convicts you.

    So, for example, if the IRS wants to send you to prison for failing to adequately support our socialist government, all they would need to do is forge some electronic evidence to that effect, pay an expert to validate the evidence and you are in Federal Prison shortly thereafter. Me, personally, I would never convict anyone based off of electronic evidence ever, for any reason. And me, personally, if I ran that half-assed, mutt-mixture of semi-retarded slackers known as "Anonymous", I would begin ordering operations that involved planting illegal data such as child porn on the computers of as many legitimate, empowered members of our socialist surveillance state as I possibly could, and then start calling the Police to report the fact that Mayor so-and-so, or Congressman such-and-such had pictures showing illegal sexual activity with children, and then watch to see if

    A) The Police do their job, and dutifully convict them like they would anyone else in similar circumstances, or
    B) Somehow manage to find legal loopholes, special defenses, etc... that other, average, non-elite people would never have available to them.

    And then, report the operation after the fact.

    "We did "x", and then called the Police and reported "y", and the charges went "z" and then "a" happened.

    A study, if you will, on what happens when a powerful person is discovered to have illegal data on one of their devices. Do they get convicted? If so, then it proves that the existence of data on a person's device does not necessarily mean they have committed a crime. If not, then it proves that there are two legal standards being enforced. Average people get convicted, while people in power do not. Either way, it furthers the agenda of the anti-establishment right, of which I am a card carrying and gun owning member of.
     
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    Tor is the best , i think . I often use it to browse the web securely . You need to follow their tutorial carefully for best result
     
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    I guess you are looking for mozilla firefox + no script addon. This addon block's all javascripts from the sites which can compromise your internet security also have options to allow what you want.
     
  12. G-S-T

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    I double dog dare you