Category: Security

Review privacy email provider Posteo

Posteo is a paid privacy email provider based in Germany. I signed up with them after a recent Fastmail price increase and my concern about Fastmail being an Australian company with servers in the USA. I briefly considered Yandex, a free Russian email service with interface in English, …

Review Clef two factor authentication

Clef is a two factor authentication system that allows people to log into a website without entering any password or username, unlike Authy and similar multi factor authentication apps with Clef you don’t have to type in anything, only point your mobile phone camera towards a wave displayed …

Review Yubikey two factor authenticaion (2FA)

Getting fed up noticing daily brute force attacks in the server logs I decided to upper the game and implement two factor authentication (2FA) in the blog login page, this way even if a trojan horse in my PC captures the long random password nobody will be able …

Free anonymous email&chat provider GhostMail

GhostMail is a new encrypted email, chat and file storage provider based in Switzerland that claims zero knowledge of its users and no log keeping. Everything is free, the company says this option will always exist. In the future a subscription model with extra features will be introduced …

Send email with Tor, I2P and GPG using Confidant Mail

Confidant Mail is an open source cryptographic email system that wants to replace the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), an Internet email standard in use by leading email providers Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo to send messages outside their own system. Confidant Mail is not compatible with SMTP, it comes with its own client, …

Encrypt Gmail messages with SecureGmail

SecureGmail is an open source Chrome browser extension to encrypt and decrypt Gmail messages with one click. After installation you will see a red padlock next to the compose button in Gmail, clicking on it will launch the compose window with a red bar that says “Secured“. Unlike other encryption …

Nitrokey, a thumbdrive to encrypt data, emails and logins

Nitrokey is a physical USB thumbdrive developed in Germany to encrypt email with OpenPGP, GnuPG or S/MIME, use One Time Passwords, encrypt your computer hard drive files, manage digital certificates and act as a double authentication token with websites that have adopted the Universal 2dn Factor U2F standard supported by Google …