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Use a privacy oriented search engine

Search engines are one of the primary resources used to spy on you. I personally know that search engines have been spying on people since the beginning.
There is a clear privacy leader for search engines: DuckDuckGo (https://duckduckgo.com)
This is a great search engine and they are privacy focused. This protects you online and greatly improves your privacy/cybersecurity posture.
You should switch all of your web browsers to use DuckDuckGo as your search engine. Including:

  • Your desktop
  • Your mobile devices

Switching is easy and it is never too late. You will start benefiting immediately.

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Improving the privacy and security of your web browser

We recommend the following extensions/plugins for you web browser.
uBlock – remove ads and trackers automatically be sure to use the one by Raymond Hill

uBlock Matrix – control exactly what is allowed to see your web activity via explicit authorization per web site. Be sure to use the one by Raymond HillDuck

Duck Go Privacy Essentials – protect your search history online, some ad/tracker blocking

Privacy Badger – block invisible trackers

Decentraleyes – alternative Content Delivery Network to prevent common code libraries from tracking where you go online.


Using these will greatly help protect you online. Nothing is a perfect answer to all the dangers in the Internet world, but this will get you very far down the road.

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Your web browser

Most people’s use of the Internet is web browsing. Big tech has invested heavily in gaining information about you and your interests via your web browser activity. Now they are moving to censorship and suppression. This forum area includes writeup on all the technologies, but this post is about making a recommendation.
We recommend using the Brave web browser. https://brave.com
This browser is based on Chromium. The Google Chrome web browser is also based on Chromium, but Chromiu is not Chrome. Additionally, the variant that the folks at Brave operate do not monitor or sell their users activities to anyone.
We also recommend uninstalling:

  • Firefox – Mozilla now is in the censorship and suppression business. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2021/01/08/we-need-more-than-deplatforming/
  • Opera – a Chinese company that operates in Norway.
  • Chrome – Google is well underway to censoring any opinions other than what they approve of or fits within their narrative.
  • Microsoft Edge – too many security issues. Long history of failed security.

There are massive efforts underway to prevent people from moving big Tech’s controls with lots of disinformation being spread. Know that once n organization starts down the path of censorship, they never return. remove them forever.

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Cloning a Hard drive

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US GOA Calls for Greater Cybersecurity for Commercial Airplanes

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Study finds MITRE ATT&CK improves cloud security, yet security leaders struggle to implement it

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The Phish Scale: NIST-Developed Method Helps IT Staff See Why Users Click on Fraudulent Emails

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Windows Server Update Gets Serious: You Have The Weekend To Comply, Homeland Security Says

Sep 19, 2020 08:02am EDT

Davey Winder Senior Contributor Cybersecurity I report and analyse breaking cybersecurity and privacy stories

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Get the Brett Scott on CyberSecurity Careers: Myth 1

There are a lot of myths out there about cybersecurity. Tech Data’s Director of Security and Training Enablement, Brett Scott is joined by Pima Community College to bust these myths and answer your cybersecurity career questions. Myth 1: Cybersecurity is only for people who enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Take the first step in your new cybersecurity career. Learn more about Pima Community College’s Cybersecurity Program at https://go.pima.edu/cybersecurity. Join the Tech Data Cyber Range community at https://cyberrange.techdata.com.