Tools to Protect Yourself

When most people think online security they think of a virus checker or maybe just a malware scanner, but understanding online privacy goes a lot deeper than just that. As online publishers and platforms struggle to monetize their commoditised platforms they have begun selling users data at unprecedented levels.

This trend of selling user data has also gone to extremes with personal private data including password and logging credentials being sold in open black marketplaces.

In this section we’re going to look at some privacy perserving alternatives. We focus on both paid and open source freeware software.

Essential Tools

The below list are the “must haves” of online security. We strongly encourage everyone to read them.