If the Security Agencies (NSA etc, no matter what country) have broken (or been given keys to break) encryption then its time for something new…but I cannot see this happening.
Remember, its all software written by humans, which IMHO means there will always be vulnerabilities that can potentially be exploited.
I don’t see anything that could replace it.
However, I did have a car alarm that continuously rotated the codes…maybe that would be the next step in encryption, rotating algorithms and encryption keys.
2 Nige: yea, it kinda sucks to know all this stuff and unable to do nothing about it. :-TD
Although im not doing anything illegal (offline-online) i still deeply care about my privacy !
And for browser privacy, you can go all crazy like some TOR based browsers (that would mess up 90% of the web pages) or some conventional like CD, CID or FF.
AS i couldn’t get CD to be as secure as i want (Archived History, Archived History-journal, Current Session, History Index, History journal etc etc, that stores data you can read in common text editor), i switched to CID but couldn’t find any reason to stay on it comparing it to pure FF with some “about:config” tweaks that i can do on my own.
So i went to http://ip-check.info/?lang=en do a security check and then tuned Firefox to my spec.
When you go over some red warnings you get info how to turn it off in “about.config”
Configured “self destructing cookie” to dump all tab cookies after 10 seconds that tab is closed (including local storage), browser cache idle dump at 10 minutes.
Ghostery has Ghost rank turned off, auto update of trackers/cookies (all selected in menu) + selected to delete all flash and silverlight cookies at exit.
Adblock+ has 4 sources (easylist, social blocking, malware domains, easy privacy), non intrusive advertising is turned OFF.
I found this setup to delete all history and leave no data on PC (although im the only one using it).
Browser response is excellent on all of this add-ons as they are not lot of them.
This setup will give you far more privacy then CD,CID,Chrome,stock FF.
In fact I will do it all in Virtual as in Under Comodo Sandbox and see how it works out.
As for the Tor Browser.
I still have that setup Firefox with JonDoFox on my Laptop.
But I will install FF on my main machine under Comodo Virtual Kiosk
also I have change my search engine back to Duckduckgo from ixquick, One think build into duckduckgo is Tor, And as you know Tor on own is Slow!
Anyway Duckduckgo is getting a overhauled soon. Info below.
That is what EricJH was on about the other day under the old Topic, of CD Phones back to Google.
about Startpage and ixquick.
But today a seen a few Youtube Videos over all 3 Search Engines
And Overall result shown is that ixquick and duckduckgo run very similar but on the rating out of 5 they said they would use Duckduckgo 4 time out of 5 and ixquick 3 times out of 5 and startpage 3 times out of 5.
But I’m sticking to what I’m used too. as in Duckduckgo. for my Personal Preference.
I would add that with any of these wonderful technologies to keep our information secure and private, there must always be a priority on usability. i.e. Can a mere mortal (normal, casual Internet user) easily utilize these techs to keep safe? Yes, there can be a lot of hoops to jump through and geeky setups to stay secure, private and (maybe) anonymous. However, if it is not easily usable by the masses of Internet users, it will not be “adopted”.
Yes, well if you\Comodo care(s) about privacy, then maybe helping Google with heir profiling isn’t that clever (especially because there are alternatives that don’t rely on a third party). Anyway, I was only joking.
For firefox or its varients like comodos ice dragon
In the address bar, typing about:config.
There will be a warning. Click ok
look for geo.enabled
double click it to set it to “false.”
For the other browsers look at the website in my post
As for google-analytics I know some of the firefox addons that block google-analytics also blocks google services
Right now I trying this addon out to (I’ll be the labrat to test this out for the team) I wont recommend it to anyone right now until I can verify the claims of it seeing how the addon is from google) If this works out, I’ll post it here with some proof (I dont have a lab, but it should be what I call reasonable proof) https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/index.html
So far youtube works fine :azn:
Fairly soon I’ll try out google maps next. I have a project I’m working on in the comodo mod section that needs finished first. It has the higher priority right now