As you can see, this is a checklist not a full guide how to protect yourself. If you need detailed instructions and more background knowledge check out the sites I linked in the "Full Guides" part. Before you start, there are some things you need to know. During every step in the process you should fully understand what you are doing and what the implications and limitations are. It is impossible to have a 100% secure setup and everything can be breached with enough time and resources. Since you are the weakest link in the chain, you should also have a proper incident response plan.
- Understand the differences between security, privacy and anonymity
- Make yourself familiar with concepts like fingerprinting, malware and social engineering techniques
- Know what your threat model is → assets, security, threats and adversaries
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