Basic Security SpiderWeb's MacBook Air 21

Last updated
Dec 31, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
macOS 12 Monterey
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Panda Dome Advanced
ReiKey (anti-keylogger)
Firewall security
Built-in Firewall for Mac/Linux
About custom security
N/A
Periodic malware scanners
None
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Browsers: Firefox, Safari, Tor
Search: Google, DuckDuckGoOnion
Addons: See post below
Secure DNS
nextDNS
Desktop VPN
iCloud Private Relay
Password manager
Bitwarden Premium
Maintenance tools
Apple
File and Photo backup
Tresorit (Files)
iCloud (Photos, Videos)
System recovery
Time Machine
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Browsing the dark web
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
Apple MacBook Air M1, 7-core GPU model, 8 GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Notable changes
-New computer
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

SpiderWeb

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Aug 21, 2020
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New MacBook Air M1 after my Pixelbook Go died. Oh well. Here it is.

m1.jpg


I am running as an Admin account but I have severely restricted it through Terminal tweaks and the Privileges app. Once I have everything configured I will consider creating a separate admin account.
 
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SpiderWeb

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I would suggest you to use uBlock Origin or AdGuard..
Thank you. I do! MT changed a lot of the fields. I didn't know where to put them. My extensions are:
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-Bypass Paywalls
-DontBugMe
-FirefoxPWA
-Fakespot Fake Amazon Reviews
-Pocket
-Scite
-Stylus
-uBlock Origin
-Violentmonkey
-YouTube SponsorBlock
 
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SpiderWeb

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Aug 21, 2020
490
Testing:
-Random User-Agent (Chrome extension)

Testing. Right now I think they defeat their own purpose because the fake user agents are not being updated to the latest browser versions so you stand out because your UA is from a browser from last year and who does that?? Useless.

Removed:
-NeatURL (Chrome extension)

I replaced it with a userscript in Violentmonkey.
 
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SpiderWeb

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Aug 21, 2020
490
Ok I switched lol. I have been trying to get Cylance to run on M1 without success. Apple's new security configuration in monterey is kicking every AV out of the encrypted hard drive space. But that also means most malware can't access it either.
 

SpiderWeb

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Aug 21, 2020
490
Removed: Google Chrome

Added: Firefox

Massive change. I'm still trying to find equivalent addons but I need more privacy.

Look at my nextDNS analytics. Google used to be 60% using Chrome. Now it dropped to 20%. Just wow.

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SpiderWeb

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Aug 21, 2020
490
I moved everything from Google One to iCloud and Tresorit to reduce my dependence on Google and also my Google One promo I got 4 years ago with my Chromebook is expiring at the end of this month.
 
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