Site Posts - Embrace the Unknown

Privacy Die Hard!

Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. ── Edward Snowden

Why care about privacy? Think, why do we have door locks for bathroom.

Isn't the web secure? No, someone might be spying on you, you will never know who is the man in the middle, he might be a hacker, a robber or even a (what rhymes with hacker or robber). Who knows?

Use Tor

Tor + Privoxy

I used this, working so bad so far, always pops out downloads in surf. Hopes Polipo can filter which to site that is needed to be proxied.

Tor + Polipo (old)

I had dump Polipo since it must proxy everything to Tor. Setup Tor and Polipo.

Filter useless ads

/etc/polipo/forbidden with links from

TorDNS + dnsmasq (cache)


Use Encryption

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)



Mutt build-in GPG support, require GPGME

Block-based Encryption

dm-crypt + LUKS

File-based Encryption


Use encrypted connection

If possible use, encrypted connection such as HTTPS, SMTPS, IMAPS. Analyze with tshark or tcpdump.

Don't delete, shred files instead

shred -xu



tr 'A-Za-z' 'N-ZA-Mn-za-m'

Pen and Paper

I forgot the link (video).

Random Passphrase

xkcd image

To easily generate a random passphrase using command line:

aspell dump master | grep -v "'" | shuf -n 4 | tr '\n' ' '

What I did before this? I look it up online