Improve your Privacy with DNSCrypt

As of January 2020, roughly 90% of all traffic through Google’s servers is now encrypted. That’s a great win for internet privacy, unfortunately your browsing history can still be compromised via your DNS requests. ~90% of internet traffic is now encrypted! What is DNS? DNS is an acronym for Domain Name System. In the simplest terms, it is like a contact list for website domains. You type in an address (ie… blog. »

Hiding files with the terminal on macOS Catalina

Hiding (and un-hiding) files on macOS is relatively easy. While it is not a recommended method for hiding sensitive documents, it can be a great privacy technique to quickly hide files and folders from casual snooping. Let’s walk through the process of quickly hiding a file. Open up the Terminal Terminal.app - the most powerful app on your Mac Although the terminal can seem a little intimidating, the process of hiding a file (or folder) is simple enough. »

Protecting sensitive documents on macOS

A computer is a great place to store sensitive data. Banking details, financial records, business and personal documents can all be neatly tucked away in folders and easily recovered when we need them most. Because we trust our computer with much (if not all) of our professional and personal data, there are a few simple measures that can easily be followed to keep everything where it should be - In our, and only our possession! »

Apps may be selling your private data

A personal computer or phone while very powerful devices, do have limited uses. Through the installation of third party apps, they can become powerful tools catering to our very own highly specific private use cases. It does however pay to be at least a little wary about what we choose to install. Apps, apps, apps Apps for everything There are apps for everything. The one thing they have in common; they aim to generate profit. »

The Pros and Cons of using a Password Manager

Many cybersecurity professionals can’t stop recommending using a password manager to ensure your online safety. There are however some downsides that you should be aware of. Used as a vault for all your login credentials they can be a seemingly invaluable tool. Anyone that uses more than a handful of services online would benefit greatly from using separate unique login credentials. But do you really need a password manager? To help you decide, let’s look at some pros and cons so that you can make a better more informed decision. »