In the light of recent PRISM ‘events’ we posted a few tools which you can use to protect yourself. This is not a complete list and it will be updated over time. If you have any suggestion, make sure to comment them below. Also You can post your suggestions and reviews on our Social Network
Once Panic Mode is on all requests issued by your browser will be forced over SSL. It is simple. Panic Mode ensures that whatever you do online it always stays private and secure. Yes, the insecure sites will break but this is “ok” because Panic Mode guarantees your maximum privacy. This extension is part of Websecurify’s continus effort to make the world a more secure place.
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by using a clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS.
Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox that allows you to see which sites are using third-party cookies to track your movements across the Web. It shows, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers. Visualize who’s tracking you in real time. To get started, click on the Collusion icon in the bottom-right corner of your browser.
Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging by providing: Encryption - No one else can read your instant messages. Authentication – You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is. Deniability – The messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party. Anyone can forge messages after a conversation to make them look like they came from you. However, during a conversation, your correspondent is assured the messages he sees are authentic and unmodified. Perfect forward secrecy If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised.
Encipher.It is tool for protecting of e-mails, text messages, or files from unauthorized access by AES encryption with password. This tool is available as online service or as downloadable application with more advanced features like encryption of files, PGP (GnuPG) support, online storage for backup of protected data, and other. You can encrypt messages directly in gmail.com or outlook.com with Encipher.It bookmarklet. See help. Encrypting email with Encipher.it is a simple way to protect your sensitive data. You can encrypt emails with your private info and only the recipient can decrypt it with correct password. To deal with email encryption you have to type the message in Gmail or any other email web service, click on Encipher It button and create a password. In the same way you can encrypt messages in Outlook.com or any other social networks and web services. You need only to enter your message in a text field, use bookmarklet and type a password to encrypt message.
OneShar.es – Send Private Info That Self-Destructs. Sending confidential information such as passwords, account information and other sensitive data in emails and IM is not necessarily safe. That data is typically stored with remnants of the bits in places you don’t need it to be.
Hush Box – Secure, self-destructing email.