Apps for secure macbook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aldo818, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. aldo818 macrumors regular

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    Which apps or settings do i have to use to browse securly the internet and use my macbook air in order that my privacy is kept and my data is safe.

    I m aware of the vpn for public wifi use my question was more about when i m home.

    Are there some extensions for safari to make it more secure.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Securely from Google, boss, ISP, or government? :confused:
     
  3. aldo818 thread starter macrumors regular

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    if possible from all of them:p
    google isp and government are the most important :D
     
  4. zstar macrumors member

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    Route everything through TOR(free), or even better, Cloakfish on the "Bigfish" plan, then get a russian unlogged VPN. Guaranteed anonymity from Google, Government and ISP.
     
  5. aldo818 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hahaha not at this level of protection yet. Just to surf secure and not leaving to much data behind
     
  6. aldo818, Dec 20, 2010
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    Just checked TOR it looks like i ve found what i ve been looking for thanks

    Cloakfish is only for windows they don t have it for os x on their homepage.


    As i m new to this should i use tor and a vpn or is tor alone enough?
     
  7. Truffy macrumors 6502a

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    Just don't forget to wear your tinfoil helmet and you're good to go.
     
  8. zstar, Dec 20, 2010
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    Well it depends on what you need it for, Cloakfish is basically a commercialised version of TOR (some say it is more secure, oh well). With TOR you are basically untraceable, add in a Russian VPN just for added peace of mind. (Do read the fine print on VPN sites, some do log even though they claim they don't. To ensure the VPN is truly unlogged, you would have to dig down into underground hacking and carding sites - the works.) With TOR and Cloakfish, you could not be found even if you hacked NASA, although there are strictly theoretical ways in which you could be traced. (traffic analysis and interception of network traffic - there is no end-to-end encryption on TOR) Furthermore, your security is only as strong as physical access to your computer, any amount of security will be ineffective if there's a microphone bug and hidden camera behind your computer chair.

    Good luck with... whatever you are trying to accomplish. :p

    And that too.
     
  9. fswmacguy macrumors 6502

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    You guys are all suggesting expensive, complex solutions to a simple problem.

    OP, you want Prey: http://preyproject.com/

    It's free and open-source.
     
  10. stacysmith macrumors newbie

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    Hi, You can use Safari. Once you open Safari click on tools and then click on Private Browsing and the websites you will browse will be really private.

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