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How to perform a Privacy Test online? BySydney Butler-October 30, 2018 “3/3.570.jpg” Everyone has something to say on privacy on the Internet. So you probably know by now that you should care how public your internet activities are. The problem is how you know your information is public. What exactly are you supposed to do and where is the information leaking from? The answer to the more general question is that you should test your own privacy on the internet. To both learn where and how leaky is your privacy, and what to do about it.

Search Yourself on Google “3/3.571.jpg” Google itself is one of the easiest ways to test your privacy. This will give you a quick overview of the information about you which is most readily available. Be sure to use private browsing methods such as Chrome’s Incognito Mode to do this search. This will avoid the influence of your search history and cookies on your search results. If there is any information that appears on Google, you don’t like it, you can try to contact and remove the site’s owner. If they refuse you may have some legal recourse depending on your place of residence. For example, the European Union has stringent laws which guarantee the right to be forgotten.

Introduce your details into a People Finder “3/3.572.png” While Google is a great first stop to see if unwanted details about your life are leaking on the web, you can go even deeper using a dark web or deep-search finders. I myself like Piplbecause it’s so easy to use. Simply put an email address or real name in your username and it will dig into the deep web to find all the linked information. Putting your own details into a search tool such as Pipl will show you how anyone can find information about you by simply knowing one piece of information about you. If you’re lucky Pipl will come up dry. The worst case scenario is when your real name accounts are connected by a username from an anonymous account (such as Twitter). This happens if the same email address is used for named and anonymous accounts. When Pipl shows these kinds of connections, you may want to delete these anonymous ASAP accounts.

Autofill is a feature (under different names) that most browsers now possess. Basically it will save you the trouble of filling out online forms by saving personal information from previous forms. Then, it tries to detect what information goes into which field and puts everything in for you. It gets it right most of the time, and saves you some minor trouble. The problem is that as soon as you click on a field, there are websites that capture all that information. So it will also capture information such as your real address and phone number instead of just putting it in your name! Because of this serious privacy infringement potential, it is best to turn off Autofill, but most privacy testing tools will also show you what information is leaking through the autofill feature of your browser.

Account Browser Artefacts

Little artefacts accumulate as you browse the web using different services and logging in. This essentially allows the web page to detect which accounts you have logged in to. Which could include email addresses with those accounts that you are using. For a number of reasons, that is bad. First of all it undermines any attempt to keep anonymous certain social media accounts. If you are logged in to two different email services, you have now indicated that those two email addresses are linked together. This kind of leakage also allows for phishing attacks to occur much more easily so it really exposes you in dangerous ways. That can be a real pain so the use of separate browsers for different purposes may be worth it. For example, if you want to wander off the beaten path you could use a portable version of Chrome or Firefox, or even the Tor browser.

Web Features that Are Risky

Modern browsers integrate a heap of web technology that allows sophisticated web applications and graphical trickery. For some of those technologies, hackers have found various exploits. In some instances the bugs are so severe that new browsers uninstall or disable the code. Others will let you selectively turn them on for websites that you trust. Iframes allow the embedding of one web page into another which is quite useful. Unfortunately they also provide a way for malicious code to be running on the page. The same goes for using it for advanced features on Javascriptmany sites. If you disable these two technologies in the security settings of your browser you will break the look and feel of many websites. However for places you don’t like, you can disable these technologies.

Fingerprinting browser

The first time you install your web browser, it’s in pristine condition. There is no real way to tell your browser apart from anybody else’s really. Then as you start using it to accumulate unique little bits of data. They don’t mean much by themselves but the total picture can be highly identifiable when you add them all together. This includes which browser plugins you have and several other elements of your cookies. While your browser fingerprint may not display your real identity immediately, it may be used to show you have visited specific sites. So if you are visiting your Facebook page and logging in and then visiting a questionable site through your VPN somebody looking at the browser fingerprint might still link the two. Output on a single stroke of your identity. Use a browser that is as clean and standard as possible to counter this sort of problem. Remove plugins, and periodically clean your browser.

ByBill Toulas-June 20, 2019 “3/3.574.jpg” A 40-year-old Cheshirean man has been arrested for developing a Kodi piracy add-on. Police haven’t revealed who he is and what add-on he has developed but it looks like he was the owner of the repository of Supremacy. The specific platform host the popular Supremacy The Magic Dragon and the Yoda add-ons. The UK police have arrested a 40-year-old man in Winsford Cheshire and released only one statement saying the person was the developer of a popular Kodi add-on. Many broadcasters and right-wing owners in the UK and around the world apparently pressed the police to take action as the scale of the offending was reportedly significant. This means we are talking about a very popular repository in Kodi that contains widely used add-ons. The repo which went down The Magic DragonYoda and the “Supremacy” add-ons on the day of the arrest. All that said we can’t connect the captured man to the repository of Supremacy with absolute certainty and we’re only doing correlations here. Since there has been no announcement from the repository of Supremacy and considering that it used to be very reliable in the past, the sudden and prolonged downtime coinciding with the aforementioned arrest raises suspicion about this repo. Not only the repository’s website is down right now but also the dedicated Facebook page and the owner’s possibly operating Telegram group. No announcements or explanations were either posted there so it looks like the result of a sudden interruption that could only bring an unexpected arrest. According to community rumors it is very likely that the arrested man owned the repository of Supremacy. Pirate projects that fly too close to the Sun usually meet the copyright owners ‘ wrath so once a Kodi add-on that links to illegal streams becomes very popular it’s just a matter of time before the police track down their developer. Then another set of pirating add-ons will emerge to fill the gap and cover the users ‘ demands, and the perpetual circle of events will continue.