Category Archive: privacy

Apr 25 2017

How to Block Bad Websites | Gizmo’s Freeware

With the amount of malware currently prowling the internet it’s becoming increasingly important to protect your computer. Therefore I’ve separated my advice on how to stay safe online into two main sections. The first is the methods that I believe anyone from a novice to an expert user can use. The other section is aimed …

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Apr 19 2017

Keep local Instant Messages on your local network with BeeBEEP (Secure Lan Messenger)

When you want to send an instant message to someone else that’s on the same local network as you are, whether that be another family member or a co-worker in your office, why use an offsite chat server that leaves your messages open to interception by the company running the chat server or some other …

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Feb 27 2017

Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Though Mac users don’t usually have to worry excessively about “camfecting” malware and spyware, some security conscious users may find it nice to know if a process or application is attempting to access their computers web camera or microphone. Source: Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Feb 02 2017

Easily Use Free VPNs From VPN Gate In Linux With These 2 Tools

Below you’ll find 2 tools that make it easy to use free OpenVPN servers from VPN Gate in Linux.In case you’re not familiar with VPN Gate, this is project that offers free VPN servers that are ran by volunteers who use SoftEther. It was designed with the Great Firewall of China in Mind and is …

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Jan 04 2017

Raspberry Pi as a SOCKS proxy and SSH file server Tutorial

A couple redditors showed interest in how I set up my Pi as a SOCKS proxy and recommended I make a separate post as a tutorial, so I’ll do my best to explain everything. Background SOCKS stands for Socket Secure, and is essentially just a middle man for a server and client for send information …

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Oct 10 2016

[OS X] Don’t Put Tape On Your Webcam, This Free App Alerts You When Someone Hacks It

It is a known issue that a hacker access the webcam and mic on your device without your consent and awareness. You can take the help of a tape but it can’t be considered a wise solution. An ex-NSA hacker has created an anti spying tool for OS X which alerts you when an application …

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Oct 08 2016

Disposing Of A PC? Nuke The Drive First. | Gizmo’s Freeware

Deleting your files isn’t good enough. Not even if you empty the recycle bin afterwards. Nor is formatting the drive. There are plenty of ways to recover data in such circumstances. Instead, you need a specialist program that can wipe the entire drive by storing random data onto every part of it, multiple times. Source: …

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Sep 13 2016

10 Best Password Managers For Linux Operating Systems

There are many password managers for Windows and OS X, but here we’ll look at some of the best password managers for Linux. With so many online accounts on the internet, it can be tediously difficult to remember all your passwords. Many people write them down or store them in a document, but that’s plain …

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Aug 05 2016

Free Password Managers Compared: Which One is the Best for you?

With plenty of password managers out there, it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. Here is a list comparing free password managers. Source: Free Password Managers Compared: Which One is the Best for you? (Make Tech Easier)

May 08 2016

How to Secure Erase Free Space on Mac Drives with OS X El Capitan

Many Mac users running a modern version of OS X El Capitan have noticed the Secure Erase Free Space feature has gone missing from Disk Utility. What the “Erase Free Space” feature did (and still does in prior versions of Mac OS X) was overwrite the free space on a drive to prevent file recovery, …

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