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Jan 4, 2020
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Windows 10 Pro
Windows Edition
Pro
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1909
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64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
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Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Firewall and Network protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall is active
User permissions
Standard account
User account
Local account only
Sign-in options
  • Account Password
  • Malware exposure
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender
    VoodooShield Pro v5.57
    OS hardening
    Modified security settings
    ConfigureDefender @ modified High
    Periodic scanners
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Hitman Pro (paid)
    Browser and Extensions
    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 Documents backup
    Copy/Paste -> Free Agent Drive
    Data 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
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Shared computer is used by other family members
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • 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 52
    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 25
    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 52
    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 27
    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 52
    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 27
    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 27
    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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