Looking for security tools


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 14, 2020
Hello all, can you recommend reliable security tools? What combinations do you use? Or do you have only one on your device? Now I have only one (Nordlocker for files encryption). It works nicely, but I'd like to add something more to protect passwords, browsing history and so on. Thanks!


macrumors member
Sep 29, 2017
Not sure what sort of security you mean but here is what I have;
ExpressVPN for online anonymity and access to my home media overseas.
Brave browser for surfing.
Safari with AdGuard extension for trusted sites and online banking.
DetectX Swift for malware detection and removal.
Of course there are many variations such as the AdGuard app which works system wide on everything.
DuckDuckGo is a good anti tracking search engine.
You can use Apple’s native encryption and fire wall but I would not advise it nor do I think they are necessary if other steps are taken encryption can cause more problems than it’s likely to solve unless you are an international corporate spy.
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macrumors newbie
Feb 3, 2020
VPNs are great for online privacy, but be sure to make sure that the VPN service is located outside of one the Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, and 14 Eyes countries. Otherwise, since I'm a penetration tester and ethical hacker, Linux is the go to for security testing.