Friday, 13 April 2007

Secure your email and chat

to send and receive secure encrypted email use
http://www.hush.com/

to securely chat over MSN, Google, AIM and many other IMs use pidgin
[formely gaim] download it here
http://www.pidgin.im/download/windows/

then download the OTR windows 3.2.0 plugin
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/#downloads

and for help setting up OTR, follow these steps
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/win-install/otr-setup.html

Sunday, 1 April 2007

View blocked websites

To circumvent internet filters you must use a web proxy.

The best way to do this is to use the tor network.
tor, is free, opensource and developed by the EFF, so it's trustworthy and safe to use.
http://tor.eff.org/index.html.en

tor on its own is tricky to setup so i recommend a very easy to use package called vidalia which installs tor and other necessary apps.

http://www.vidalia-project.net/download.php
this will installed tor, privoxy, and the tor button for firefox.

once installed, filter-free surfing is as simple as clicking the'Tor Enable' text button in the bottom right corner of firefox.

if you dont already surf with firefox, download it here

if you need to install the tor button then download it here