Tools

Difficulty Levels

  • easy / no prior knowledge necessary
  • medium / easy to learn
  • hard / complex knowledge necessary

Android

TopicLinkDifficultyDescription
Anonymous Browsing OrBot + OrFoxeasyProxy With Tor/Private Web Browser
Phone Calls, Chat Signaleasyencrypted phone calls and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Wireeasyencrypted phone calls, video chats and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Chat Conversationsmediumencrypted chat (jabber plus OTR & OMEMO)
Email OpenKeyChain/K9Mail hardencrypted e-mail
Passwords KeePassDroidmediumpassword manager
Other Wi-Fi Privacy Policeeasyprevent leaking which WiFis you've been logged into before
F-Droidmedium“App-Store” for free software
TransportreasyMap for Public Transport (formerly known as Liberario)
OSMAndmediumOpenStreetMap with offline maps and navigation

iOS

TopicLinkDifficultyDescription
Anonymous Browsing Onion BrowsereasyProxy With Tor/Private Web Browser
Phone Calls, Chat Signaleasyencrypted phone calls and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Wireeasyencrypted phone calls, video chats and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Chat ChatSecuremediumencrypted chat (with jabber plus OTR & OMEMO)
Password-Management MiniKeepassmediumpassword management

Firefox/Chrome

TopicLinkDifficultyDescription
Adblocker uBlock Origineasymore than a multiple ad blocker
Privacy Badgereasyself learning tracking blocker
NoScriptmediummanage javascript, flash, anti-xss, java, anti-clickjacking
Cookie Management Self-Destructing Cookiesmediumauto delete for cookies without closing the browser
FingerprintBlocker CanvasBlockereasyBrowser Add-on to change JS-API for modifying canvas to prevent Canvas-Fingerprinting
HTTPS HTTPS Everywhereeasyswitch to HTTPS version of websites automatically
CertificatePatrolmediumshows updates of SSL certificates
Search Engine https://duckduckgo.com (Tor only)easysearch engine respecting your privacy
https://searx.meeasy
https://startpage.com/easy
https://www.metager.de/en/ (Tor only)easymeta search engine
Video Chat talky.ioeasyWebRTC meeting rooms
meet.jit.sieasyWebRTC meeting rooms
Spreed.meeasyWebRTC meeting rooms
Cross Site Scripting RequestPolicyhardXSS prevention

Windows

TopicLinkDifficultyDescription
Anonymous Browsing Tor Browsereasyanonymous browsing
Chat Tor Messengermediuminstant messenger
Wireeasyencrypted phone calls, video chats and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Cloud Nextcloudeasyself hosting and contact/calendar synchronization (“cloud”)
Email gpg4win+Thunderbird+Enigmailhardemail encryption: client (Thunderbird) & Enigmail (encryption)
Thunderbird+TorBirdymediumEmail through Tor
File Sharing OnionShareeasysecure and anonymous file sharing
File Encryption VeraCryptmediumcontinuation of TrueCrypt
Metadata MetaData Strippereasyremove metadata from photos
Passwords KeePasseasypassword manager
Password Safeeasypassword manager

Linux

TopicLinkDifficultyDescription
Anonymous Browsing Tor Browsereasyanonymous browsing
Chat Tor Messengermediuminstant messenger
WireeasyEncrypted chats with other computers and with mobile phones. Video chats possible.
Cloud Nextcloudeasyself hosting and contact/calendar synchronization (“cloud”)
Email Thunderbird+TorBirdymediumEmail through Tor
gpg+Thunderbird+Enigmailhardgpg: already installed, during installation of package enigmail Thunderbird is installed as well; seahorse-nautilus integrates gpg commands into the Nautilus file explorer
kmail+kleopatrahardgpg: already installed, parts of the KDE desktop
File Encryption VeraCryptmediumcontinuation of TrueCrypt
File Sharing OnionShareeasysecure and anonymous file sharing (package name: onionshare)
Harddrive Encryption ecryptfs during installationeasy“encrypt home directory”
LUKS+dmcrypthardpackage name: cryptsetup
Metadata Metadata Anonymisation Toolkiteasyremove metadata from photos, text files, etc; package name:mat
Passwords KeepassXeasycompilation recipe for keepassx

MacOSX

TopicLinkDifficultyDescription
Anonymous Browsing Tor Browsereasyanonymous browsing
Chat Tor Messengermediuminstant messenger
Cloud Nextcloudeasyself hosting and contact/calendar synchronization (“cloud”)
Email gpgtools+Thunderbird+Enigmailhardemail encryption: client (Thunderbird) & Enigmail (encryption)
gpgtools+Mail.apphardemail encryption with Mail
Thunderbird+Tor Browser Bundle+TorBirdymediumEmail through Tor
File Encryption VeraCrypt (requires FUSE for MacOS)mediumcontinuation of TrueCrypt
File Sharing OnionShareeasysecure and anonymous file sharing
Metadata MetaData Strippereasyremove metadata from photos
Passwords KeepassXeasypassword manager

Fingerprints of Signing Keys

This section is only relevant if you want to use PGP to verify downloads. This involves what's called signatures and the Torproject has an explanation of How to verify signatures.

Please note that this is a wiki page that can be edited by anyone. This list has been published here for reference but if possible, we recommend that you check the own websites of each project when looking for fingerprints.

Software/ProjectFingerprint
enigmail4F9F 89F5 505A C1D1 A260 631C DB11 87B9 DD5F 693B
gpg4win13E3 CE81 AFEA 6F68 3E46 6E0D 42D8 7608 2688 DA1A
GPG Suite85E3 8F69 046B 44C1 EC9F B07B 76D7 8F05 00D0 26C4
TailsA490 D0F4 D311 A415 3E2B B7CA DBB8 02B2 58AC D84F
TorbirdyE4AC D397 5427 A5BA 8450 A1BE B01C 8B00 6DA7 7FAA
Tor BrowserEF6E 286D DA85 EA2A 4BA7 DE68 4E2C 6E87 9329 8290
Tor MessengerE4AC D397 5427 A5BA 8450 A1BE B01C 8B00 6DA7 7FAA
Veracrypt993B 7D7E 8E41 3809 828F 0F29 EB55 9C7C 54DD D393
QubesOS 3.2C522 61BE 0A82 3221 D94C A1D1 CB11 CA1D 03FA 5082