Security & Privacy (2 Part Series)
- Brave Browser
- OpenVPN via SkyHole
- Pi-hole via SkyHole
- GPG Suite
I recently started using Brave as my daily browser, and I couldn't be happier. I was using the latest Firefox but noticed a few websites didn't render correctly. Brave is built on Chromium and is Chrome without Google plus more security features built right in. The best part is, all of your existing Chrome extensions will continue to work in Brave.
I recently wrote a post regarding OpenVPN and Pi-hole. More information on both of these great projects can be found here.
I'm not sure what I would do if I never found 1Password. It's a password manager loaded with features, and they have a ton of information related to the security practices they employ. Fast forward a few years, and now all of my login passwords are unique and consist of 64 alphanumeric characters, including symbols. It even supports two-factor authentication out of the box.
Granted, I don't use GPG to its full potential, but it doesn't hurt. Public/Private key cryptography is very popular. At the moment, I sign all of my Git commits and emails using GPG so their authenticity can be validated at any point in the future. Public-key cryptography is a method that I want to utilize more in the future.
drduh has compiled a vast collection of techniques for improving the security and privacy of a modern Apple Macintosh computer. Many of the methods are extreme and require quite a bit of technical know how but many are painless to implement and go a long way.