Tools


Index


1. Passwords and data breaches

2. Private conversations

3. Better social media

4. Storing and sharing data

5. Web browsing

6. Internet traffic protection

7. Device protection

8. Other tools


Passwords and data breaches


Firefox Monitor

Mozilla

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.


Have I Been Pwned?

Troy Hunt

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach.


1Password

The best way to keep you and your Family, Team, and Business safe online. Go ahead. Forget your passwords.


LastPass

LogMeIn

LastPass manages your passwords and online life, so you don’t have to.


Password Security Info

Félix Giffard

We help you create good passwords and check if they have already been compromised. PasswordSecurity.info was created using the How Secure Is My Password open source script and the Have I Been Pwned? API.


PassProtect

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.


GRC’s Ultra High Security Password Generator

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.


Private conversations


Signal

Privacy that fits in your pocket.


Wire ()

Wire combines strong encryption, a rich feature set and ease-of-use in one app.


ProtonMail

Proton Technologies

Secure email that respects your privacy, brought to you by CERN and MIT scientists.


Better social media


Mastodon

Follow friends and discover new ones among more than 2.2M people. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.


Storing and sharing data


Standard Notes

Standard Notes is a safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life’s work.


Firefox Send

Mozilla

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.


FileSend

Standard Notes

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.


Sync

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.


CryptPad

XWiki SAS

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).


LibreOffice

The Document Foundation

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market.


Cryptomator

Skymatic

Free client-side encryption for your cloud files. Open source software: No backdoors, no registration.


VeraCrypt

IDRIX

VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, macOS and Linux.


SyncBack

2BrightSparks

The best Windows backup and synchronization program on the planet with great features and benefits at no cost.


Web browsing


Firefox Browser

Mozilla

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.


DuckDuckGo

The search engine that doesn’t track you.


Tools From EFF’s Tech Team

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

EFF’s team of technologists and computer scientists engineers solutions to the problems of sneaky tracking, inconsistent encryption, and more.


uBlock Origin

Raymond Hill

An efficient blocker add-on for various browsers. Fast, potent, and lean.


Ghostery

Cliqz

Ghostery helps you browse smarter by giving you control over ads and tracking technologies to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect your data.


PhishProtect Beta

PhishAI

Free open-source tool to protect against homograph attacks and zero-day phishing powered by AI and Computer Vision.


CheckShortURL

Your shortened URL expander.


Are you anonymous?

Gautam Krishna R

Do you think that switching to your browser’s private browsing mode or incognito mode will make you anonymous?


Click

VPRO Medialab

Clickclickclick.click reveals the browser events used to monitor our online behaviour.


Tor Browser

The Tor Project

The Tor software 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, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.


Brave Browser

Brave Software

The 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.


Internet traffic protection


1.1.1.1

Cloudflare

The Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service.


DNS leak test

Jeremy Campbell

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.


ProtonVPN

Security-focused VPN developed by CERN scientists from the ProtonMail team. Enabling Internet without surveillance.


Device protection


VirusTotal

Chronicle

Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware including viruses, worms, and trojans.


Internet of Things Scanner

BullGuard

Check if your Internet-connected devices at home are public on Shodan. If they are, this means they are accessible to the public, and hackers.


Shodan

John Matherly

The world’s first search engine for Internet-connected devices.


InSpectre

Gibson Research Corporation (GRC)

An easy to use and understand utility designed to clarify the many overlapping and confusing aspects of any Windows system’s ability to prevent the Meltdown and Spectre attacks.


Other tools


DeepL Translator

DeepL

Try out the world’s best machine translation.


OsmAnd

OsmAnd is an offline navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. 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

OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF)

OpenStreetMap is the free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.


Becoming Anonymous

Adam Hadar

This is a 5 day free guide for the average Jane and Joe to minimize the invasion of your privacy when using the internet.


10 Minute Mail

Devon Hillard

Beat spam with the best disposable e-mail service.


TinEye

Idée

Search by image and find where that image appears online.


Be Internet Awesome

Google

Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world.


Facebook’s security incident tools

Facebook

A series a web pages where you’ll be able to check whether your data was affected by some of the most recent Facebook security incidents.


Crytch

Moritz Ebeling and Leon Lukas Plum

Crytch is a webtool that makes private messaging fun, easy and secure.


Pipl

With the world’s largest people search engine, Pipl is the place to find the person behind the email address, social username or phone number.


Page last updated 9 November 2019
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