These are options that have been selected by activists and journalists. Cutting-edge security software used by Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Assange and many more.
We are anonymous. We are here with you today to address you on security.This is a short, simple and hopefully helpful Press Release concerning privacy and security, giving you the necessary tools to combat surveillance and other invaders of your computer. The Mozilla Firefox browser is a must. It is independent and rely heavily on the people and their requests for a better, swifter & more transparent experience.
LastPass Password Manager is for anyone who needs to be able to keep the only kind of truly secure passwords -- those you cannot remember. You do have to create an account with LastPass. During the setup you set up your account & disable Firefox's insecure password manager. During the setup of LastPass, you can even set up a profile which will be used when filling in forms which is much more secure than having the browser retain your form information.
HTTPS Everywhere is a means to force your browser to use HTTPS with all sites that support secure HTTP. https ensures that you have a safe connection to the website. Upon reboot (after installation), you will be prompted to opt into the SSL Observatory Once installed, you will find a menu to the right of the address bar, where you can gain quick access to the HTTPS Everywhere features. You can Enable/Disable Rules.
AdBlock Plus is one of the first add-ons you should include with Firefox. If you find advertising slows down your browsing, it's possible that reduction in speed is caused by advertising. Or, if you're trying to find that tool to install, but get confused by the Download buttons created by advertisements, it's time to take control. To curtail this behavior, install AdBlock Plus. With this add-on you can blacklist and whitelist specific advertisers. This, of course, is a tricky proposition, as many of the sites you visit are able to offer you free content thanks to the ads on the site. So take that into consideration when you begin blacklisting sites. It is also possible to block known malware domains as well.
Disconnect prevents tracking by 2,000+ third-party sites. With this easy add-on you can stop ad trackers, social widgets, and most other tracking tools before they load. This will not only speed up your browsing, it will also effectively prevent those endless attempts at tracking everything you do on the web. As you use your "Disconnected" browser, you will get immediate feedback on what is trying to track you
Instead of Skype, use jitsi
Use sites that have https by default.
Light beam is legitimate resource to use in case of public browsing.
Above all, use TOR, tor Makes it more difficult to trace Internet activity such as: Web browsing, online posts, instant messages and other communication forms. It Cannot prevent monitoring of traffic entering/exiting the network. While Tor protects against traffic analysis, it cannot prevent traffic confirmation (also called end-to-end correlation).
Bleach bit offers many features to help you easily clean your computer, free-up space and maintain privacy.
Tails, A live operating system. Start on almost any computer from DVD to USB stick. Preserves your privacy and anonymity. Tails Comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite and more.
True crypt Creates virtual hard drives which encrypt any files you save onto them.
PIDGIN is a Chat software that allows use of existing instant messaging accounts. Supports Facebook, Google Chat, AIM, MSN + more.
Off the record is a simple plugin for Pidgin. It encrypts all conversations held using the software.
Thunderbird, riseup.net, and, at times, hushmail are Free email that focus highly on security and privacy.
Enigmail is a security extension to Thunderbird. Write/receive emails signed and/or encrypted with the OpenPGP standard.
Gnupg are Free implementation of the OpenPGP standard. Encrypt and sign your emails.
Use AVAST free anti-virus.
Use Cryptocat to have private, yet safe conversations.