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A simple and basic guide to not getting yourself doxxed.                                   
                                          
                                          


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Email:
- Protonmail (Protonmail offers a VPN Service on top of their email service. Proton's servers are hosted in Switzerland,
where their citizens often emphasize how much they feel safe at the hands of Swiss government. Security and trust as a 
whole is a high-bar standard to uphold in Switzerland, which helps vouch for this service.)

- Riseup (Although i often don't recommend any email service with US based servers, Riseup is a good secure email service.)

- Austici (This service requires an application to be sent to the moderators, in which they have to evaluate. However,
it's a great privacy-focused service. Bonus points if you intend to use the service for activism of any kind, as it's
heavily what the company is in support of and that's shown through their intricate history that must be read before applying.)

- Tutanota (Encryped email service with its servers based on Germany. It's a pretty solid email service.


Temp Mail:

- Instaaddr: Unlimited and free temporary emails that you can use for various platforms.

- Mail.tm: Temporary mail service with a clean inbox interface. Easy to use.

- Guerilla Mail: Easy to use temporary email creation service.


Search Engine:

- DuckDuckGo: A popular privacy-focused search engine you've likely heard of. Works great, and a lot of features.

- SearX: Meta search engine focused on privacy.

- Swisscows: Swiss-based web search engine. Highly recommend.

- Qwant: Privacy-based search engine operating in France.


Browser:

- Tor: Numerous features and encryption that make it secure. It can at times be slower than other browsers, though.

- Brave: Privacy oriented open-source browser. Auto blocks advertisements and trackers within it's settings. Relatively new.

- Vivaldi: Solid broswer with tracking/advertising blocker built in + end to end encryption.

- Opera: Older web browser that comes with a free built-in VPN option. Note: this is not a completely secure broswer.
This is great for basic web activity and searches. Turn off it's ability to see your search history in settings.


VPN:

A VPN is intended to hide your real IP address and create a private network for data sharing.
I don't recommend using a free VPN service, however you can if you absolutely need to. The services i do recommend are as follows:
- Proton
- Nord
- CyberGhost
- ExpressVPN                                        
                                                                                  
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Try to not use your damn phone number for everything. Use a VOIP number, burner etc for what you don't need to use your
real phone number for.

Don't use usernames over and over. People can find it on various platforms and link it to other accounts regardless if you
want them to or not.

Don't fall for scams or phishing. This could involve a suspicious phone call or email that is often marked as spam or a threat.
Orm phishing domains that are intended to replicate something like a social media login. never login anywhere aside from the real 100%
guaranteed website.

Don't click IP loggers. IPlogger and Grabify are the most commonly used basic IP logging services.

Don't be an idiot, and don't push your luck.

Don't assume you can't be doxxed. 


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Instagram:

When using an email for your instagram account, note that the service and first + last letter of your email are
visible when someone password resets your account, similarly to twitter. It's important to not use an email
that resembles your username or variates from it. If said email is guessed, a plethora of information can be 
gathered on it.

Use 2 Factor Authentication. This should ideally be done through an app such as Duo or Authy. Depending on what your
account is being used for, you can use SMS verification. However, i don't do this.

Limit how often you tag your location in your posts, for your personal accounts.


Twitter:

As stated for Instagram, part of your phone or email can be seen when someone password reset requests your account.
Choose an email wisely and ensure it's not something that can be easily guessed.

Add 2 Factor Authentication for your twitter account. 

Consider privating your account or limiting who can see your tweets.


Discord:

Use 2 Factor Authentication, such as Authy, for your Discord account.

There's nothing that can log an IP through discord aside from certain Webhook tricks and blatant IP logger links,
meaning in a Voice Chat your should be fine. Regardless, be careful who you talk to and share your voice to.

Don't join suspicious servers.

Depending on what you're using Discord for, Keybase can be a good alternative if you're wanted the ability to have servers/
teams with your friends. 


Snapchat:

I don't recommend using Snapchat at all. However, Ensure that you have a solid login for your account. 

Turn off your location, even for friends. There's no reason a photo messaging app should be able to show people
your exact address.

I don't recomend using a Bitmoji that resembles you. It's not the end of the world if you do, but i don't suggest it.


Facebook:

Avoid putting your entire job and location history in your About section. As a matter of fact, don't put anything in 
your about section that isn't on a "need to know" basis. 

Private your friends list, so others cannot see it.

Just be cautious of what aspects of your life you post.



RULES OF THUMB FOR ALL SOCIAL MEDIA:

- Don't give out your password or any login credentials.
- Don't be reckless with your personal info.
- Remember that the internet is immortalized.


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Don't reuse your passwords. Variations are fine at times, but i strongly recommend using a different password for everything.

Don't make your password your birthday, name, username, email name, or any personal info that's easy to guess.

Don't tell your password to anyone.

The ideal password is a phrase composed of leetspeak + characters randomly inserted. For example, instead of making
your password "thunder comes after lightning", you could do: "tHu-n.D3/r_c0M-3$_4F.teR_1!.GHt-n\!nG"

Write them down, but not somewhere anyone else can get them. On a piece of paper or encrypted and private document or note, for example.

Avoid simple phrases or sequential numbers when creating a password.

Use the Bruce Schneier Method when creating a password if you want. This is where you take a sentence for your password, and 
only use the first few letters of each word in the sentence to form a password.
Example: "I love waffle fries with sauce" turns into "ILoWaFrWiSa"

Check your email addresses for pwns. If a commonly used password or your current password is leaked, make sure that you
change the password and don't use it again for anything else. You can check this on the following websites:

 - HaveIBeenPwnd: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
 - Intelligence X: https://intelx.io/
 - Avast: https://www.avast.com/hackcheck/