Internet Security Habits, tips and tricks

Urban Knish discusses some good internet security habits in the age of data collection and man-in-the-middle attacks.

Relevant links:
Firefox Browser, Ghostery Plugin, HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript
ProtonVPN, AstrillVPN, Private Internet Access VPN
Tor Browser for the computer
Tor Browser for IOS
Tor Browser for Android
TailsOS

Phishing victim hacks back

Protonmail, a secure email provider admitted in a tweet to hacking an entity that was impersonating its service in phishing emails. In the United States, this is illegal but Protonmail is located in Switzerland. The company promptly deleted the tweet.

I actually use this service and highly recommend it. Encrypted, secure email located outside the United States is highly preferable to companies like Google and Yahoo that sift through your data, commoditize it and use it to target ads at you. I’m not cool with that or the implications that governments may be spying on me.