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[liberationtech] advice on securing a new computer

sam de silva sam at
Sun Jan 27 16:52:39 PST 2013

Hi there,

Are there any guides that tell me how to make a new computer secure, for both use and connecting and communicating via the net?

My set up is as follows:

- Macbook Pro, running Mac OS 10.6.8

My requirements are as follows:

- I am almost always connected to the net, and need fast access, and full web-browsing experience
- I'd like to block apps from sending out / receiving data from the net
- I'd like a secure cloud storage space for my own stuff and occasionally share with others
- My workplace is Microsoft-based we have email via IMAP. I'd like to have the option to send encrypted (PGP) emails to others.
- I'd like to secure the email that's stored on my laptop. I'd like to use Apple Mail as my client.
- I travel often, and I'd prefer not to have my data fall in to the wrong hands.

- I am not a geek, but can install my own applications and if guided properly can do terminal stuff


Any feedback or direction appreciated.

Best, Sam :-)

Sam de Silva
skype: samonthenet
sam at
+61 412 238 041

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