Let me prefix this article by saying that I am very open about myself online. However, I'd like to start getting better about protecting my privacy. Here is some info I've gathered to help.
- Why do you want to be private? (Threat Model)
- Create list of all your accounts online.
- Search for all your publicly accessible data.
- Compartmentalize your activities (Use unique names, phone numbers, email addresses, and passwords)
- Cleanup your data
- Use open source software
- Keep devices off
- Use the security software below
Privacy Tools: www.privacytools.io/
- Open source OS: LineageOS
- Open source app store framework: Microg, fdroid, etc…
- Firewall: NetGuard
- Anonymizing: Orbot
- Encrypted phone, video, chat: Signal
- Encrypt traffic: ProtonVPN, AdguardVPN, Wireguard
- Secure Email: ProtonMail
- Secure Browser: www.androidauthority.com…
- Adblock: Blokada, Adguard
- Bandwidth Monitor: Network Log, Glasswire
- Have your two factor authentication using google Authenticator on a non primary phone.
- OS: ubuntu or: www.privacytools.io/oper…
- Firewall: ufw
- Adblock: Adguard Browser Extension
- Bandwidth Monitor: Vitals Gnome Shell extension
- Secure Browser: Firefox, Brave, etc…
- Anti-malware: ClamAV, chkrootkit, rkhunter, sophos?
- Intrusion Detection (IDS): Tripwire
- Log checker: Logcheck
- VPN: Wireguard
- OS: OpenWRT, or Custom Ubuntu
- Adblock: Adguard Home
- Anonymizing: Tor
Rather then setting up Adguard home, and Tor on your local router. I like the idea of just setting up Wireguard to create a VPN to a cloud server that runs Adblock home, and Tor. I call it a secure cloud gateway: