Episode 11 – Security Tips – Apps I Use – 2FA – TOTP

In a time where there are more attacks than ever on your digital accounts, it’s important to know how to protect yourself against malware, phising attacks, and SIM highjacking. This threat can be greatly reduced by using 2FA or two-factor authentication.

Twitter 2FA text service was secretly helping governments locate people, obtain call logs
900 Missouri residents who ‘snitched’ on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after details leaked online.
Some people are now concerned that they will face consequences for ‘snitching’ on coronavirus rulebreakers in St Louis County, Missouri.
## Privacy Respecting Applications I Use
**Note Taking – Standard Notes**
**Web Browsers – Firefox, Brave Browser & TOR**
FireFox Extensions:
uBlock Origin – Finally, an efficient wide-spectrum content blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
Bypass Paywalls Clean – Bypass Paywalls of (custom) news sites
HTTPS Everywhere – Encrypt the web! HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the https: prefix
**VPN (Virtual Private Network) Applications**
Proton VPN
Mac OS – Texting Using Google Messages on CalyxOS / Texty (Paid App via Apple)
**Chat & Communication Tools**
Signal – Requires Phone Number
Session – Doesn’t Require Phone Number
2FA / TOTP (Time-based one-time password)**
– Bitwarden
The Bitwarden Authenticator is an alternative solution to dedicated authentication apps like Authy, which you can use to verify your identity for websites and apps that use Two-step Login. The Bitwarden Authenticator generates 6-digit Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTPs) using SHA-1 and rotates them every 30 seconds.
Authy – Google Authenticator (I recommend not using them)
Aegis – Available in the Fdroid Store
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