Latest changes
Jan 4, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
Windows Edition
Pro
OS version
1909
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Standard account
Account type
Sign in with local account
Account log-in
  1. Account Password
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Windows Defender
VoodooShield Pro v5.57
OS hardening
RTP configuration
ConfigureDefender @ modified High
Periodic scanners
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Hitman Pro (paid)
Browser and Add-ons
Brave - hardened + built-in protection + WDBP + Netcraft
Edge Dev Chromium - hardened + µBO + Privacy Badger
Firefox - hardened + µBO + Privacy Badger + eTag Stoppa + MBBG
Privacy tools and VPN
µBO @ medium mode
Privacy Badger
Cookie Autodelete
Adguard DOH
eTag Stoppa (FF only)
Password manager
Brain exe + little black book
Search engine
StartPage/Qwant/Wikipedia and Gigbiru
Maintenance tools
Windows built-in
BleachBit 3.0 - "Hilary uses it!"
RunBySmartscreen
Photos and Files backup
Copy/Paste -> Free Agent Drive
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per week
Backup and Restore
Windows built-in -> Free Agent drive (monthly)
Backup schedule
Once or more per week
Computer Activity
  1. Browsing the web and checking emails
  2. Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  3. Shared computer is used by other family members
  4. Downloading files from different websites
  5. Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  6. Recording and editing video or photos
Computer Specifications
Lenovo L340 i3 8145U CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.300 GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM 1 TB HDD
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ForgottenSeer 823865

In fact, in the debate about no noise vs lot of fake noise, I believe it is the same.
To sites with sophisticated data mining tools, no noise makes you stand among the other same as making lot if noise.
Using an analogy, if you go to the church and everybody is praying, the one who doesn't is as much distinguishable to the attentive observer than the one who pray loudly.

This kind of debate is old as the internet itself, before it was "do I need to hide ports with my firewall or not?" some say yes so the hacker can't see your computer; opposition said "when hackers scan IPs and ports, if no response is coming back, probably a computer is hiding and may contain valuable things, so it become a more interesting target than the ones who don't hide"

Personally I'm the kind of guy that prefer hide in plain sight.
 

oldschool

Level 56
Verified
Personally I'm the kind of guy that prefer hide in plain sight.

I guess you are :p:

Chrome isolated in ReHIPS: (Customized via various flags) using Netcraft, WD Browser Protection, Privacy Possum, Scriptsafe.
- Firefox isolated in ReHIPS: (Customized via various flags) using Netcraft, Privacy Possum, CanvasBlocker, Scriptsafe.
- Adguard For Desktop (customized)
- Mullvad VPN (dual-hop)
 

Azure

Level 26
Verified
Content Creator
Personally I'm the kind of guy that prefer hide in plain sight.
I imagine that's a reason why the Brave devs decided to implement canvas protection with a fixed value instead of generating random ones like some extensions do.

"Canvas fingerprinting: it should report a fixed value on tests like panopticlick"
 

oldschool

Level 56
Verified
I imagine that's a reason why the Brave devs decided to implement canvas protection with a fixed value instead of generating random ones like some extensions do.

"Canvas fingerprinting: it should report a fixed value on tests like panopticlick"

Indeed. As I said earlier, it's a see-saw battle between Trackers and Users. You pick an option or strategy and hope for the best.
 

SeriousHoax

Level 30
Verified
Malware Tester
After ditching Privacy Possum I've added this extension in Firefox. You can check this out. The extension page explains what it does.
 

oldschool

Level 56
Verified
After ditching Privacy Possum I've added this extension in Firefox. You can check this out. The extension page explains what it does.

This guy is clearly one of "less noise" canvas blocking strategists. The add-on page is a great resource too.
 

SeriousHoax

Level 30
Verified
Malware Tester
@SeriousHoax I've added it along with Temporary Containers. I like TC in automatic mode, which I don't remember it having when I tried it in earlier FF versions.
Temporary Containers has automatic mode for a while now but yes it didn't have it at first I think. I'm not using automatic mode instead I made two changes to the global isolation rule and have "privacy.firstparty.isolate" enabled in about:config but automatic mode is nice & hassle free.
 

SeriousHoax

Level 30
Verified
Malware Tester
There are other useful extensions like ClearURLs, Decentraleyes. I use this two in chromium browsers also.
There's also Firefox exclusive extensions like this two:
If you keep looking there's many useful ones out there that's why I've stopped looking 😂
 
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