[Trisquel-users] Learning self-defense

onpon4 at riseup.net onpon4 at riseup.net
Fri Aug 29 12:02:33 CEST 2014

You don't need to be a hacker to defend yourself from surveillance. You just  
need to change some of your practices.

For protecting your anonymity when browsing the Web, the best tool is Tor,  
and the easiest way to get that working properly is to use the Tor Browser  
Bundle. To use Tor with software other than Web browsers (such as an email  
client or a feed reader), you will want Tails. If you use Tor correctly, no  
one will be able to find out who you are.

To prevent parties other than intended recipients from listening in on what  
you're saying, you want to use end-to-end encryption. This one requires  
cooperation with whoever you're communicating with, but it's not difficult.  
What type of encryption you use depends on the communication, but for  
encrypting emails, the best tool is GnuPG. See:


GnuPG is also what you would likely use to encrypt files before entrusting  
them to someone else's server e.g. as a backup.

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