Passwords and data breaches
Firefox Monitor warns you if your email address has been exposed in an online data breach. See if your information has been exposed, learn how to better protect your online accounts, and get alerted if your email address appears in a new breach.
Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach.
- Have you been ‘pwned’ in a data breach? Troy Hunt can tell (AP)
- The Legitimisation of Have I Been Pwned
The best way to keep you, your family and business safe online. Go ahead. Forget your passwords.
- Use 1Password as an authenticator for sites with two-factor authentication
- 1Password for Beginners (Martin Shelton)
- Security is not just a feature. It’s our foundation.
- Security Design white paper
LastPass manages your passwords and online life, so you don’t have to.
The thing computers can do best is storing information. You shouldn’t waste your time trying to remember and type your passwords. KeePassXC, Strongbox, and KeePass2Android can store your passwords safely and auto-type them into your everyday websites and applications.
Note: KeePassXC is available as a desktop app for Linux, macOS, and Windows. On mobile the KeePassXC team recommends Strongbox for iOS and iPadOS, and KeePass2Android for Android.
- KeePassXC for Beginners (Martin Shelton)
- KeePassXC Documentation and FAQ
- Strongbox FAQ
- Strongbox How-To Guide
Generate secure, random passwords to stay safe online.
Use our online password generator to instantly create a secure, random password.
Gibson Research Corporation (GRC)
Generating long, high-quality random passwords is not simple. So here is some totally random raw material, generated just for YOU, to start with.
PasswordSecurity.info was created by Félix Giffard using the How Secure Is My Password open source script and the Have I Been Pwned? API.
Okta and Randall Degges
PassProtect is a browser plugin that makes it easy for people to discover in real-time if a password they’re using has been exposed in a data breach. With a real time notification, PassProtect quickly alerts users of unsafe passwords so they can take immediate action without compromising privacy. By using k-anonymity, PassProtect ensures no passwords are ever seen, stored, or sent over the network during the checking process. PassProtect is powered by Have I Been Pwned? and is free, open source and secure.
LastPass Authenticator offers a unique one-tap password verification experience that no other authenticator app delivers.
FreeOTP is a two-factor authentication application for systems utilizing one-time password protocols. Tokens can be added easily by scanning a QR code. If you need to generate a QR code, try our QR code generator.
Private conversations and meetings
Say “hello” to a different messaging experience. An unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all of the features you expect.
- Disappearing messages
- View-once media messages
- Private contact discovery
- Sealed sender
- Private groups
- Encrypted profiles
- Face blurring tools
- Private link previews
- Private GIF search
- Encrypted stickers
- Location privacy
- Signal Support
Secure email that respects your privacy, brought to you by CERN and MIT scientists.
- Security Features
- Getting started with ProtonMail the easy way
- All ProtonMail apps are now open source, as Android joins the list!
- Transparency Report
- Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte talk about ProtonMail on an episode of the Security Now podcast
Tutanota is the world’s most secure email service, easy to use and private by design. Sign up for free to take control of your mailbox.
- Encrypted email, free & easy
- Secure email made for you
- Features of the Secure Tutanota Mailbox
- Features of the Encrypted Calendar
- Transparency Report & Warrant Canary
Go ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — with no account needed.
- Jitsi Meet Security & Privacy
- User FAQ
- meet.jit.si Privacy Supplement
- The Tor Project endorsement
- Amnesty International endorsement
- This is what end-to-end encryption should look like!
Better social media
Mastodon (e.g. mastodon.social)
Follow friends and discover new ones among more than 4.4M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.
- What is Mastodon?
- Mastodon documentation
- Mastodon Blog
- mastodon.social is a popular Mastodon instance
- Eugen Rochko’s toot about data collection
Collaborative documents and file sharing
CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys (not even us).
- What is CryptPad
- Frequently Asked Questions
- CryptPad Analytics & Privacy – What we can’t know, what we must know, what we want to know
- CryptPad discussed in an episode of the FLOSS Weekly podcast
Firefox Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.
OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size.
FileSend secures files with client-side AES-256 encryption and does not log IP addresses. Files are permanently deleted from our servers on download or after specified duration.
Personal notes and office suite
Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life’s work.
- Things You Can Do With Standard Notes
- Enhanced security with Device Storage Encryption
- Knowledge Base
The Document Foundation
LibreOffice is a free and powerful office suite, and a successor to OpenOffice.org (commonly known as OpenOffice). Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.
Cloud storage and data encryption
Sync makes it easy to store, share and access your files from just about anywhere. Best of all, Sync protects your privacy with end-to-end encryption — ensuring that your data in the cloud is safe, secure and 100% private.
VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, macOS and Linux.
- Beginner’s Tutorial
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Encryption toolkit for media makers: A VeraCrypt guide (Freedom of the Press Foundation)
With Cryptomator, the key to your data is in your hands. Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.
You have the right to own your life – and your data. That’s why Firefox fights for you with tech you can trust. Firefox is the independent, people-first browser made by Mozilla, voted the Most Trusted Internet Company for Privacy. Install today and join hundreds of millions who depend on Firefox for speed, privacy, and more personal browsing experience.
The new Brave browser blocks ads and trackers that slow you down and invade your privacy. Discover a new way of thinking about how the web can work.
DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. With our roots as the search engine that doesn’t track you, we’ve expanded what we do to protect you no matter where the Internet takes you.
An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers.
Ghostery uncovers the trackers on each website and empowers you to control the ones you don’t want for a cleaner, faster, and safer browsing experience.
Privacy, simplified. Our add-on provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the internet takes you: tracker blocking, smarter encryption, DuckDuckGo private search, and more.
- Get it from the Firefox Browser Add-ons
- Get it from the Mac App Store
- Get it from the Chrome Web Store
Your shortened URL expander.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Is your browser safe against tracking?
Gautam krishna R.
Do you think that switching to your browser’s private browsing mode or incognito mode will make you anonymous?
Clickclickclick.click reveals the browser events used to monitor our online behaviour.
Identity and Internet traffic protection
The Tor Project
Tor is a program you can run on your computer that helps keep you safe on the Internet. It protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. This set of volunteer relays is called the Tor network. The way most people use Tor is with Tor Browser, which is a version of Firefox that fixes many privacy issues.
The free app that makes your Internet safer.
- Announcing 18.104.22.168: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service
- Sure, The Internet Is Broken. So Let’s Go Fix It, Shall We? (Newco Shift)
A security-focused open source VPN developed by CERN scientists from the ProtonMail team. Enabling an Internet without surveillance.
- VPN Threat Model
- Security Features
- What is Secure Core?
- All ProtonVPN apps are now open source and audited
- ProtonVPN Transparency Report & Warrant Canary
- Here are all the countries where the government is trying to ban VPNs
- Mozilla’s endorsement of ProtonVPN: Part 1, Part 2
- ProtonVPN Review (VPNpro)
I decided to create this small project after realising how easy it was for DNS leaks to occur without a user’s knowledge. It is especially alarming considering that some users may have a false sense of security about their anonymity when using an anonymity service such as TOR or a VPN service.
Tails is a portable operating system that protects your privacy and helps you avoid censorship.
Maps and navigation
OsmAnd is an offline navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality offline maps. Enjoy voice and visual offline navigation, viewing points of interest, creating and managing GPX tracks, using contour lines visualization and altitude info (through plugin), a choice between car navigation, cycle navigation or directions in the pedestrian mode, OSM editing and much more.
OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF)
OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.
This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information. All processing happens directly in the browser- no information is stored or sent anywhere.
Try out the world’s best machine translation.
The best free Windows backup program on the planet.
The YouTube Data Viewer is a simple tool to extract hidden data from videos hosted on YouTube. It allows you to extract the following variables, which are most useful for tracking down original content: 1) Exact Upload Time: Useful to determine original video when confronted with several copies of the same video from the same date; and to determine actual upload date in same cases (can be different from public timestamp). 2) All Thumbnails: Useful to find older versions of the same video, by conducting a reverse image search
Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware, automatically share them with the security community.
Search by image and find where that image appears online.
Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.
Moritz Ebeling and Leon Lukas Plum
Crytch is a webtool that makes private messaging fun, easy and secure.
Page last updated 13 June 2020