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Safer Internet Day 2021

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Tuesday 9th Feb 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

A few resources that have been shared on the Fediverse recently

The Digital Detox website [1] gives some useful information on how to protect your digital security, privacy and well being online.

Email self defense [2] covers encryption and how you can use techniques to both sign and encrypt email.

The Free Software Foundation : India [4] have produced a nice guide on different messaging apps. I made a post on this a while back.

Of course a good way to stay safe and private is to also use the privacy respecting search engines such as duckduckgo [5] and perhaps install browser extensions such as libreJS [6]

Supporting and following what people such the Electronic Frontier Foundation [7] as the Small Technology Foundation [8] and the Solid Project [9] also a good idea, see what is happening and how these project can give the end user, true control of their data.

Choose better software and hardware, that supports user freedom. Devices such as the PineBook / Phone [10] could really put power back in your hands.

REFERENCES

1 Data Detox Kit * Five steps to reduce your digital footprint * SmartPhone Data * Privacy Search 2 Email Self Defense 3 Free Software Foundation 4 Free Software Foundation : India 5 Duckduckgo 6 LibreJS 7 Electronic Frontier Foundation * EFF – Mastodon 8 Small Technology Foundation * Aral Balkan * Laura Kalbag 9 Solid Project 10 Pinebook / Phone

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#Data,#Privacy,#Security,#Detox

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Data Detox

This is a really useful website, with tools and advice on how to stay safe.

Everyday steps you can take to control your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing in ways that feel right to you.

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APG password generator

Debian comes with a useful command line utility called apg for generating passwords, based on criteria set when it is run.

You may need to install with apt install apg

Running just apg produces


ag"OnAub3 (ag-QUOTATION_MARK-On-Aub-THREE)
yissheav-Flas6 (yis-sheav-HYPHEN-Flas-SIX)
rek_OfDot6ly (rek-UNDERSCORE-Of-Dot-SIX-ly)
yorthIs0Ot; (yorth-Is-ZERO-Ot-SEMICOLON)
NapOl{aj6 (Nap-Ol-LEFT_BRACE-aj-SIX)
9Knyhik. (NINE-Kny-hik-PERIOD)

Where as using -m 16 produces a min length of 16 characters

apg -m 16


cryhejIryoatEpBi
DuVospewjopOtsye
veldIc@Ogguckeys
IalNexBeckOdjav1
drureroarAkucEdd
WinquivadLitsUk4

As a good password should be made up of Letters (upper and lower case) Numbers (0-9) Other characters ( !“£$()%^&* )

Then you need to run something like

apg -M sncl -m 16 -n 5

apg  -M sncl -m 16 -n 5 
EgUrr1slaibzydAr
IrgiOcyibgauvKan
jemUndafMinvieHo
Fliadweuldyeebup
enyaighKuedoobr3

The program man page also gives more info and an example shell script to help with the process.

man apg

shell script

[begin]----> pwgen.sh
       #!/bin/sh
       /usr/local/bin/apg -m 8 -x 12 -s
       [ end ]----> pwgen.sh

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Security and Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation have produced a range of guides to help people with privacy and security.

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Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

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#eff,#tips,#privacy,#security,pgp

ShellCon 2020

ShellCon 2020 takes place 9th – 10th October 2020

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