In this time of mass surveillance and hacking a sensible person should take steps to secure their privacy and the privacy of their families, businesses, and data.
HideMyId has gathered together the best resource’s on the web to enable you to do this.
Using these programs is 100% legal at the moment but with the way things are going it might not always be the case.
The most basic protection you can have is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This is what the government and big businesses use to secure their internal communications. A VPN works by making one connection between your computer and the VPN server which is encrypted, and all your traffic (web browsing, chat, filesharing, etc ) is routed from the VPN.
This prevents your ISP (Internet Service Provider) from knowing where you have been. The only information they get is the fact that you logged into a VPN. The fact that the traffic is encrypted is useful if for example you are out on an unfamiliar wireless network with your laptop, because your traffic cannot be easily ‘sniffed’ (recorded) with a program like Wireshark.
Good VPN services delete traffic records daily and offer a variety of countries to break out from. This is useful if for example you want to watch a live football match which is only available in one country and you are in another country. They work by installing a piece of software on your machine that allows you to log into the VPN, once logged in all traffic then goes through the VPN connection.
Higher level protection can be achieved by having your own VPN server attached to another VPN, accessed by virtual machines that are deleted after use, All done through the Tor network and paid for with bitcoin.
For companies wanting to secure their communications and data we will set up your own VPN server. This allows encrypted communication between remote workers PC’s and the corporate network. The VPN server can be set up on your own premises or in the cloud.
We use OpenVPN winner of the lifehacker.com best VPN tool award in http://lifehacker.com/5489252/best-vpn-tool-openvpn
A VPN server sits between your corporate network and your remote clients – using any platform, Windows, IOS, Android, or Linux.
The cost of a VPN will depend upon what type of installation you have. If you put it on the cloud you will need some cloud space to install it on. Our parent company node-net.com can facilitate this for you if do not have a cloud service already. If you install on your own premises then you will need a physical server or VM (Virtual Machine) space on an existing machine. OpenVPN charges are per user based. Please contact us for a price quote.
This USB stick will enable you to boot up into the Onion Ring.
It is a fully enabled operating system which uses Tails, the Tor offshoot.
Tails is a live system that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaves no trace using unless you ask it too.
Tails comes with several built-in applications pre-configured with security in mind: web browser, instant messaging client, email client, office suite, image and sound editor, etc.
We have now available USB sticks pre-configured and ready to use.
Just plug the HMID stick into any available USB slot and boot up via USB!
You are ready to be private.
10% of the sale price to be donated to The Tor Project.