More Security Tips

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by MrGrey · 3 posts
4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago · Author
Well I want to contribute to the IMVU Mafias community, so i'm going to do so by giving some extra security tips for you guys.

#1- Well this has been said on here many times, so i'm not gonna go too much in to it but you NEED to be using a VPN and proxies too. You need to be using a VPN based outside of what we call the "5 eyes" which are: the United States, The U.K., Austrailia, and New Zealand. Also, make sure the VPN service you are using is a reputable one, like NordVPN, and DO NOT, EVER, use a free VPN. There's a saying that goes "if you're not the customer, you're the product".

#2- This is gonna be a hard pill for most of you to swallow, but you should, nay, NEED to ditch GOOGLE and Chromium based software. Google is NOTORIOUS for tracking all of your searches and personal information to sell to 3rd parties for advertisement purposes and they keep logs of all searches made through their browser and search engine. Instead of Google Chrome, use Firefox or TOR. Instead of using the Google search engine, use DuckDuckGo or Startpage. Instead of using Gmail, use Protonmail (Protonmail is an encrypted email service based in Switzerland). Also use the 'Privacy Badger','Ublock Origin', and 'HTTPS Everywhere' add-ons for Firefox, and if you're using TOR have the security settings set all the way up.

#3- Use CCleaner (This has already been mentioned in another post by so I wont get into it here).

#4- Have a good anti-virus and firewall.

#5- Never have easy or simple passwords, don't use dictionary words in your passwords, you need to be using really long passwords that are a mix of random uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. AND you should keep all of your passwords inside of a password manager and you should keep the database to your password manager on an encrypted thumb drive. For a free password manager I recommend KeePass.

#6- Have good encryption software, on Windows 10 pro you have bitlocker, if you don't have Windows 10 pro or bitlocker you can use VeraCrypt for encryption, and you NEED to encrypt your hard drive.

#7- Make sure you password protect your computer's bios.

#8- NEVER give your Computer, OS, Apps, Browser, Search Engine any permission to share any of your data or to access your location, camera, microphone, etc. Make sure you have any and all of these types of permissions disabled everywhere and anywhere you can.
Last edited by MrGrey on Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Posted 4 years ago
~Moved To Whitehat Activies~
Posted 1 year ago
Main reason it has never happened is because other search engines simply suck until they make their engines as good as google it simply wont happen, as per the saying, we are the product for google & no matter how good other search engine can get google will always be 10 steps ahead with providing the best possible user experience so we keep finding all other search engines & browsers crappy compared to google services.

as far as being a customer goes what it does is try to sell you something you looked for recently without any intent to buy & whichever site you visit you will see an ad from google suggesting you those items. For a normal person who uses the computer just for work & entertainment purpose, uBlock Origin alone would be a good fix to continue to use google services without getting any annoying popups & ads flashing all the time.

Even incognito now tracks the usage & history but I really don't mind whatever they do with my porn search history lol

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