In this article we tried to raise an awareness of privacy issues and provide simple solutions for minimizing the risk of tracking and misusing private information.
Note: presented here is merely the beginning. We could not go into depth of every issue, as it would beat the purpose of the article, but we hope that you will continue to research these topics and solutions. We didn’t mention more advanced things like using VPN, rooting the phone, changing operating systems etc as those carry certain risks (like legal, technical etc) beyond the scope of this article.
Now, you may take the red pill and let’s find out how deep the rabbit hole is!
Source code repositories for mentioned software
Bitwarden – https://github.com/bitwarden
LastPass – https://github.com/lastpass
Dashlane – https://github.com/Dashlane
VeraCrypt – https://www.veracrypt.fr/
Firefox – https://github.com/mozilla/gecko-dev
Chromium – https://source.chromium.org/
Ghostery – https://github.com/ghostery
Privacy Badger and HTTPS Everywhere – https://github.com/EFForg
uBlock Origin – https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
Privacy Possum – https://github.com/cowlicks/privacypossum
Decentraleyes – https://git.synz.io/Synzvato/decentraleyes
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials – https://github.com/duckduckgo/duckduckgo-privacy-extension
ProtonMail – https://github.com/ProtonMail
Telegram – https://telegram.org/apps
Signal – https://github.com/signalapp
Session – https://github.com/Loki-project
The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this series belongs solely to the author and not necessarily to the author’s employer. The purpose of this text isn’t to disqualify or to promote any mentioned product nor any product that has not been mentioned, but to exchange knowledge about possible improvements in online privacy and security.