In quite a few countries, you connot legally test if a child is yours (as a man). Websites that do not care about privacy can "help" you! Ancestry and MyHeritage let you send in your DNA swab, an tell you where you are from. Open a second account, and send a swab from the kid, and they will tell you about your "newly found" relative. No questions asked.
Giving such a site my DNA is the worst thing I could do, BTW. This is an example how much privacy can be broken.
If you use Fennec/Firefox on Android, you should consider the First Party Isolation addon. All it does is to eneable or disable the first party isolation. In Android there is no switch, so you else need to fiddle around in about:config.
This protects against cross site tracking, but your logins still work.
There is a cute Dutch film about a psychology student being terrorized by an app on here smartfone. If you have a possibility to see it, it is real fun.
German state authority "BSI" has withheld information about security problems in Truecrypt for almost 10 years. These could still effect Veracrypt.
This authority is supposed to help citizens keep their computers secure. But obviously they are not to be trusted.
#bsi #truecrypt #veracrypt
VPN hack, quite ugly:
I just had a look at the "Masterpassword" app for Android. Do not use it!
You enter your name which is saved. When you enter a URL it generates a password from name and URL. So far so good. But then you should click the password to copy it into the clipboard. That is really bad, as the clipboard can be read by any app, any time. So you are lured to publishing your password. Why do folks who claim to give you security publish such crap? #android
Just in case you think buying a Oneplus is a good idea, pay cash if you can. Else, your privacy might be disturbed.
If you understand the meaning of Scotts advice you should also consider the Private Lock app. It locks your phone when snatched (by officials) or dropped (by you) by using the motion sensor.
Apple "infects" user with homosexuality :)
Russian sues Apple:
I am using DoH for over a year, and often get heat for advocating it. I like one sentence in an article article that @ScottMortimer mentioned which says that DoH:
" freaks out ISPs, makes Enterprise IT and Security nervous"
That is one reason why I like (and use) DoH. In the end DoH lets me take more control over my net usage.
I can understand that admins don't like DoH, as they simply loose control over who is browsing where.
An admin could block the IPs of known DoH servers. But then, a user can run a frontend at his home and use Dyndns to reach it. Such a frontend is a small webserver that handles requests, fetches the result from a trusted server, and wraps up the result in https. A router or Raspberry can can handle this.
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