Web Browser Privacy

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
Gold Member
A general thread for discussion of browsing the internet without being tracked by your IP, cookies, JavaScript fingerprinting etc.

There are threads for -

Brave - https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/brave-browser.38839/ (older: https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/the-new-browser-from-mozillas-shitlording-former-ceo.28633/)
Dissenter - https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/dissenter-chrome-extension-by-gab.35863/

Query:

Does anyone have a recommended setup that they can outline for cookie blocking?

There are a select number of sites I always want to be logged into. Otherwise I want cookies to be blocked. If I want to buy something or login to a site I typically use another browser. I also use Dissenter as a browser where everything is wiped when it's closed.

Previously I used to block all cookies and have some on a white list. But I have let that lapse, partly due to the number of sites that break without cookies.

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Pelagius

Robin
Have a look to see what Kali & Parrot side load their Firefox flavours with.

Kali's iceweasel (open-gnu Mozilla software) is fairly decent out of the box.

IceCat includes additional security features, such as the option to block third party zero-length image files resulting in third-party cookies, also known as web bugs[8] (This feature is available in Firefox 1.0, 1.5, and 3.0, but the UI option was absent on 2.0).[8] GNU IceCat also provides warnings for URL redirection.[8]

In version 3.0.2-g1, the certificate of CAcert.org, a certificate authority, has been added to the list of trusted root certificates. Concern about that decision has been raised in a discussion on the savannah-hackers-public mailing list.[34]

The GNU LibreJS extension detects and blocks non-free non-trivial JavaScript.[35]

IceCat also has functionality to set a different user agent string each for different domains in about:config. For example, setting a mobile user agent string for a desired DNS domain would make it possible to view the mobile version of a website on a desktop operating system.[36]
 

Pelagius

Robin
Kali & Parrot are security focused debian builds
Iceweasel is a browser build upon Mozilla software build from a more security minded POV

When talking about browsers you should also look into DNS poison attacks & MITM attacks depending on your threat model.

Ideally it is best to deal with all 7 layers of the OSI model where possible, not just the application & presentation.
 

Pelagius

Robin
On a different security note, can you tell me what happens when you:

1.Load brave (v. 1.17.75)
2. Log into Rooshvforum.com and stay on the home page
3. Observe the padlock
4. Does it say "not secure...Attackers may be able to see the images.."?
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
Gold Member
On a different security note, can you tell me what happens when you:

1.Load brave (v. 1.17.75)
2. Log into Rooshvforum.com and stay on the home page
3. Observe the padlock
4. Does it say "not secure...Attackers may be able to see the images.."?

Yes, on the homepage I get not secure, other pages are listed as secure.
 
How can you enjoy using that shitty "Brave" browser. I tried it and everything about it stinks. Also it's pretty obvious their business-model is very ad-hungry so you're pretty naive to use them.

Firefox is the only decent browser I've found. Chrome could be pictured as a boot stomping its uses' faces continuously. These Jews are always changing little settings, scheming, doing it very slowly and A/B testing so that most people don't notice. Did you know that on Chrome you can't even switch off the search bar suggestions based on your browsing history? Yep, and they also switched off the ability to delete your history when you quit the browser. So you kind of have to suck it up and accept that people will see your browsing history when you type on your search bar.

Only one little thing was keeping from using 100% Firefox, it was that Chrome has the google translate plugin that live-translates web pages. Wasn't working on Firefox and I am often on foreign websites because I live abroad so... But now recently I've found an extension on firefox that works pretty well : https://github.com/FilipePS/Traduzir-paginas-web. You can get it directly on the firefox website too. By measure of safety I pulled it from github and installed it directly myself. The extension can basically spy on you if in the wrong hands.
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
Gold Member
Chrome you can't even switch off the search bar suggestions based on your browsing history? Yep, and they also switched off the ability to delete your history when you quit the browser. So you kind of have to suck it up and accept that people will see your browsing history when you type on your search bar.

You can do both on Brave.

It has been mentioned before, but for mobile DuckDuckGo browser has a good offering.

It is a simple browser that offers little customisation. It blocks ads and trackers; and deletes all your data when you exit. You can also set it to delete after 5, 10, ... minutes of inactivity. The best feature is you can select websites to 'fireproof', which will preserve cookies and site data for selected websites. This offers high privacy for people with low teach skills.

fireproofsetting-afb4f608.png
 

kel

Ostrich
What's keeping me from Brave is nothing like Firefox's "container tabs" - now an extension, though it was a core feature for a while. I use multiple browsers anyways, but I like being able to have all my email stuff in one container tab and know that when I go to a page in another tab google tracking isn't making an association there.
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
Gold Member
^ I know you can do it on Brave. Although their UI is very unintuitive and I can't see why anyone would use it instead of Firefox.

 

open source

Robin
Gold Member

Cool, we get it, they are leftist scum.

But meanwhile, they make a much better browser than this joke that is Brave.

And they don't make money through ads. Think McFly, think.
 
Cool, we get it, they are leftist scum.

But meanwhile, they make a much better browser than this joke that is Brave.

And they don't make money through ads. Think McFly, think.

Can you elaborate on this? Due to what their SJW CEO said in her blog about deplatforming...I made the switch over to Brave.

I'm open to your reasons why not to use Brave over Firefox.
 

acco

Kingfisher
Wanna make your Firefox browser look like TOR browser ?
Then try Firefox-ESR
Download for Linux / Windows & Mac
and switch off the fingerprinting:
about:config --> set privacy.resistFingerprinting to true (Tor browser uses this as the default setting)

Now test Canvas Fingerprinting with this: https://browserleaks.com/canvas
The result should be:
Uniqueness× False (Tor Browser signature)

BTW: WebRTC is disabled in Firefox-ESR by default, check it here: https://browserleaks.com/webrtc

If you have questions on this please let me know.
 
Can you elaborate on this? Due to what their SJW CEO said in her blog about deplatforming...I made the switch over to Brave.

I'm open to your reasons why not to use Brave over Firefox.

I explained already : "they [Firefox] don't make money through ads"

You're just getting baited and switched like cattle if you use Brave. They'll make it usable for a while and once they reach enough users they'll go full-blown globalist.
 
I explained already : "they [Firefox] don't make money through ads"

You're just getting baited and switched like cattle if you use Brave. They'll make it usable for a while and once they reach enough users they'll go full-blown globalist.

My retort is that Mozilla is globalist now. All I did was deactivate Brave shields adblocker and installed Ublock Origins on Brave.
If Brave starts to turn SJW I'll switch to something else, but for now Mozilla Firefox doesn't seem like a 'safer' option.
 
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