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    Tips And Tricks For Safe Email And Web Browsing With Ghostly


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    Tips And Tricks For Safe Email And Web Browsing With Ghostly

    Post by Admin on Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:28 pm

    [Still Undergoing, Not A Finished Draft] Sorry, I'm a bit lazy  Twisted Evil  Thanks   What a Face  - Ghostly

    Brute force protection - The key here is creating a password that would take years to calculate through a common algorithmic brute-force attack. What is a brute-force attack? An example of a brute-force attack would be an algorithm that starts at one-digit passwords, before moving to two-digit passwords and so on, trying all possible combinations until one works.  In a sense it's like trying to open a safe with a digital passcode without knowing the correct combination of numbers. The amount of permutations simply could not be computed due to time restraints.

    What are permutations? A permutation is a way, especially one of several possible variations, in which a set or number of things can be ordered or arranged.

    IN MATHEMATICS - Permutation = the action of changing the arrangement, especially the linear order, of a set of items.
    Synonyms: arrangement, combination, order, configuration, disposition, organization, sorting, grouping, variation, selection

    So, what is there to understand from the sum of all this information? Basically, it comes down to creating a password that makes the algorithm work as hard as possible. How do we accomplish this task? Well, there's a few tricks you want to look-out for. In order to increase the difficulty of a dictionary ("in order" aka "sequential") type attack, you'll want to expunge all repeating characters from your password (repeating letters, numbers, capitalizations, etc). What's important to remember here is that just because they aren't consecutive doesn't mean you should repeat them. (example,  "111" is all ones repeating in consecutive order, and "141" has two ones repeating in a non-consecutive order. Though, just because they aren't in order, doesn't mean they aren't repeating, there's still two of the same number, making a password crackers job easier.  aren't synonymous.  For example, if your password is 'jjabhrams420,' you already have some serious issues. For starters, there are many repeating characters here. Repeating characters make an algorithms job much easier; because there are a lot less variables (types of combinations aka "permutations,") to sift through. Not only do the "j's," repeat consecutively, but every character is a consecutive lower case. (the algorithm doesn't need to discern between lower and upper case letters here, because there are no upper case letters to find. If the algorithm had to search for all possible combinations of both upper and lower case letters, the number of calculations would easily double, etc). You see, repeating characters can easily effect the difficulty of a brute-force attack; simply due an increased spectrum of variables.

    It's apparent that sophistication varies between programs and computers, however you never know who will be attacking you;  so you'll want to be as prophylactic as possible. Prophylaxis is action taken to prevent disease, especially by specified means or against a specified disease. In otherwords, your completing pre-requisits in order to prevent the spread of infection.

    NEVER DIGITALLY SAVE PASSWORDS, EVER! You don't need a password manager or any other non-sense program, simply write your password down on a hard copy journal or notepad (NOT DIGITAL, ON ACTUAL PAPER) (assuming it's that difficult to remember, but hey, we want to be secure right?)

    Are you using firefox? Here's a couple things you should do immediately! Open up your firefox browser and head on over to the add-ons tab, then navigate your way to "extensions." The first extension you're going to want to search for is called "Self-destructing cookies," made by ove. The self-destructing cookies extension automatically removes cookies when they are no longer used by open browser tabs. With the cookies, lingering sessions, as well as information used to spy on you, will be expunged. Websites will only be permitted to identify you while you actually use them and can not stalk you across the entire web. This is the closest you will get to cookieless browsing without breaking every second site or tedious micromanaging. Tracking cookies will be detected and removed immediately. They are identified purely by their behaviour - no need for a blacklist that needs to be kept up to-date. Self-Destructing Cookies also has LocalStorage support and will treat it just like your cookie jar. Defend yourself against ETag tracking and other cache-based black-hat techniques by configuring Self-Destructing Cookies to automatically clean your cache every time you are not actively using the browser. For the first time ever, this provides a realistic chance of beating zombie-/evercookies without sacrificing usability. See the zombie-cookie FAQ entry for details. Self-Destructing Cookies can also help protect against CSRF attacks by ending your sessions as soon as possible. The next extension you're going to want to download is called "NoScript." You can also find it in the add-ons tab, made by Giorgio Maone. Or you can simply go to click the install button, and it will install the extension to your firefox browser from there.  The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java, Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank). NoScript also provides the most powerful anti-XSS and anti-Clickjacking protection ever available in a browser. NoScript's unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality... You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon (look at the picture), or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows. Watch the "Block scripts in Firefox" video by cnet. Staying safe has never been so easy! Experts will agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript!

    If you're using chrome, there's a couple  important things you want to change in the options. Head on over to the chrome settings tab and then navigate your way to the Privacy options. From here

    Yata yata yata... etc etc etc...
    What's that? Still not satisfied with your protection? Well alright, that means it's time to move onto 3rd party software!


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