If you are looking for basic technical information on how to protect the privacy of your data — whether it's on your own computer, on the wire, or in the hands of a third party — you've come to the right place. Although we hope you'll have the time to review all of the information in the SSD guide, if you're in a hurry to get to the technical details, this is where you can read articles that will explain:
- the basics of the relevant technologies, such as the Internet Basics and Encryption Basics articles
- how to improve the security of different communication applications, such as your web browsers, email systems and IM clients
- how to protect your privacy by using defensive technologies such as secure deletion software, file and disk encryption software, and virtual private networks
- the overarching security threat posed by malware, how to evaluate that threat, and how to reduce it
Just remember: technology changes quickly. We'll be doing our best to keep these articles updated to reflect current developments, but in the meantime, you should take the time to review information from multiple sources before making any serious security decisions.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Defensive Technology | EFF Surveillance Self-Defense Project