Today's web browsers (and Mozilla Firefox is included) leak a lot of information about the user, can run insecure code, are not sandboxed properly from the underlying filesystem, etc, so here are some tips (and settings) on how to improve your Mozilla Firefox's security while browsing. Type about:config in your browser's address bar and click on the I'll be careful, I promise! button on the next screen. Use the Search field to find the name of the key and double-click on the Value field to toggle the status to true/false.
Few days ago Tina got a suspicious-looking e-mail from one of her clients. At the bottom of the e-mail there was an attachment box that looked like the usual Gmail attachment box, except that … it wasn’t. It was actually an image, and hovering over it showed that clicking on the image would send you to another website. So I decided to check and see what would happen (hint, do not try this on your normal browser, you might get crabs).
Few days ago I decided to gather some data from the Wordpress installations of the most influential bloggers and politicians from Romania. For now I have info about 70 blogs, I’ll keep updating this as I get more data; the current snapshot was taken today, May 1st, 2016. The results are grim, very grim.
Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded. – Edward Snowden
As more and more people are living a digital life inside their computers, discussions about privacy and whether or not we can expect to be protected from intrusions in our private lives are taking over the Internet. Regardless of your thoughts on the subject, if you are just a concerned citizen or the newest whistle-blower, there are some ways you can protect your privacy while browsing the Internet or visiting a new country. This is not an exhaustive list, it’s just a compilation of useful information I gathered.