The internet is a wild place. Practically every click you make is now recorded, archived, and analyzed by a computer somewhere in order to predict your consumer behavior or enforce the laws of the nation state. The moment you put a computer on the internet, it is likely to be probed for vulnerabilities by viruses and crackers hoping to conscript it into a zombie bot army.
Yikes! What is an internet user to do? These pages will help you configure your computer to prevent these attacks at the network level.
|Technology||Difficulty||When to use it|
|Secure Connections||Automatic||All Riseup services require a secure connection.|
|Better Web Browsing||Easy||There are a few easy things you can do to make your web browsing more secure and more private.|
|VPN||Moderate||Securely route your traffic through riseup.net in order to help prevent spying and attacks on the content of your internet traffic.|
|Onion Service configuration||Hard||Tor is like VPN, but your traffic is bounced around the internet to many nodes to make it more anonymous. EFF has a handy visual chart showing the interaction of Tor and HTTPS|
- Change Your MAC Address: change the hardware address of your device for added anonymity.