Why You Can’t Get Infected Just By Opening an Email (and When You Can)
As long as you are using up-to-date software – including your mail client, browser, browser plugins, and operating system – you should be able to open email messages and view them without fear.
Follow these best practices to stay safe:
The Anonymous Operating System
Whonix is an anonymous general purpose operating system based on Virtual Box, Debian GNU/Linux and Tor. By Whonix design, IP and DNS leaks are impossible. Not even malware with root rights can find out the user’s real IP/location.
This is because Whonix consists of two (virtual) machines. One machine solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which we call Whonix-Gateway. The other machine, which we call Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible.
This is only a very brief introduction. See Documentation and/or Technical Design for a more comprehensive description, security features and threat model. To find out how secure/anonymous Whonix is, see Security Overview.
If you want your own mini-Internet, get Pirate Box
Cinemagram Trumps Vine
‘Both services offer simple ways to turn videos into entertaining looping clips, but Cinemagram, which launched about a year ago, offers more features and has successfully solved its inappropriate content problem.
‘Shortly after its February 2012 launch, the developers manually flagged inappropriate content, added a reporting feature and warned users, “You will be banned for submitting inappropriate content. Please don’t.” Today, about the worst video you’ll see is an oozing wound and a guy taking off his T-shirt.
‘But Cinemagram’s features trump Vine in ways beyond its policies…’
Mozilla Named ‘Most Trusted Internet Company For Privacy’
‘Mozilla’s having a great week: Less than a week after unveiling its Firefox mobile operating system for smartphones, the Mountain View, Calif.-based software company proudly announced on Tuesday that it had been named the “Most Trusted Internet Company For Privacy” in 2012, according to a new independent study released by the Ponemon Institute early this morning…’