Privacy & Security Podcast For All
March 9, 2022

Episode 11 - Security Tips - Apps I Use - 2FA - TOTP

Episode 11 - Security Tips - Apps I Use - 2FA - TOTP

In a time where there are more attacks than ever on your digital accounts, it's important to know how to protect yourself against malware, phising attacks, and SIM highjacking. This threat can be greatly reduced by using 2FA or two-factor authentication.

Twitter 2FA text service was secretly helping governments locate people, obtain call logs

https://9to5mac.com/2022/02/09/twitter-2fa-text-privacy/

900 Missouri residents who ‘snitched’ on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after details leaked online.

Some people are now concerned that they will face consequences for ‘snitching’ on coronavirus rulebreakers in St Louis County, Missouri.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/coronavirus-missouri-lockdown-breakers-details-online-st-louis-county-a9497271.html

## Privacy Respecting Applications I Use

**Note Taking - Standard Notes**

https://standardnotes.com

**Web Browsers - Firefox, Brave Browser & TOR**

FireFox Extensions:

uBlock Origin - Finally, an efficient wide-spectrum content blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/

Bypass Paywalls Clean - Bypass Paywalls of (custom) news sites

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bypass-paywalls-clean/

HTTPS Everywhere - Encrypt the web! HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the https: prefix

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/https-everywhere/

**VPN (Virtual Private Network) Applications**

Proton VPN

https://protonvpn.com

iVPN

https://www.ivpn.net

Mac OS - Texting Using Google Messages on CalyxOS / Texty (Paid App via Apple)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/texty-for-google-messages/id1538996043?mt=12

**Chat & Communication Tools**

Signal - Requires Phone Number

https://signal.org

Session - Doesn't Require Phone Number

https://getsession.org

**

2FA / TOTP (Time-based one-time password)**

- Bitwarden

The Bitwarden Authenticator is an alternative solution to dedicated authentication apps like Authy, which you can use to verify your identity for websites and apps that use Two-step Login. The Bitwarden Authenticator generates 6-digit Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTPs) using SHA-1 and rotates them every 30 seconds.

https://bitwarden.com/help/authenticator-keys/

Authy - Google Authenticator (I recommend not using them)

Aegis - Available in the Fdroid Store

https://getaegis.app

**Email Service Providers**

-Lavabit

https://lavabit.com

-ProtonMail

https://protonmail.com

-Tutanota

https://tutanota.com

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