NOTE: Anything with .onion needs Tor to access

Operating Systems

  • Arch Linux - "The design approach of the development team follows the KISS principle ("keep it simple, stupid") as the general guideline, and focuses on elegance, code correctness, minimalism and simplicity, and expects the user to be willing to make some effort to understand the system's operation."
  • Debian - "Debian is an operating system and a distribution of Free Software."
  • OpenBSD - "Multiplatform Ultra-Secure Operating System. Focus: portability, standardization, correctness, security, and cryptography."
  • Qubes - "A security-oriented, open-source operating system for personal computers."
  • Whonix - "Privacy protection. Anonymity online. Anonymous Operating System."
  • Kali Linux -"an Advanced Penetration Testing Linux distribution used for Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking and network security assessments."
  • Tails - "a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to, use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship, all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network, leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly, use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging."

Router OS

  • pfSense - free Open Source FreeBSD based firewall, router, unified threat management, load balancing, multi WAN, Linux.
  • OpenWRT A GNU/Linux based firmware program for embedded devices such as residential gateways and routers.

Anonymous Networks

  • Tor - A software that " focuses on protecting the transportation of data so that certain sites cannot trace back the data to a given location
    In addition to Tor, there is Orbot, which is the mobile android version of Tor"
  • Freenet - " A free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship"
  • Gnunet "provides a strong foundation of free software for a global, distributed network that provides security and privacy." 
  • I2P - "provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P."

Privacy Search Engine

  • DuckDuckGo (onion-address-here) - "The search engine that doesn't track you. A superior search experience with smarter answers, less clutter and real privacy."

Disk Encryption

  • cryptsetup (dm-crypt) - "A transparent disk encryption subsystem in Linux kernel versions 2.6 and later and in DragonFly BSD."


  • DNScrypt - "A protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with."
  • OpenNIC
  • CloudNS
  • Namecoin

Tor Email

  • Bitmessages
  • Ripostle

Email Clients (PGP supported)

  • K-9 Mail
  • Claws Mail
  • Evolution
  • Thunderbird
  • Sylpheed

Email Encryption

  • APG
  • Enigmail
  • GNU Privacy Guard
  • GPG for Android
  • GPG4Win
  • GPGTools
  • OpenKeychain

Secure Email Services

  • Hushmail
  • safe-mail

Password Managers

  • KeePassX (++)
  • Password Safe (++)
  • PasswdSafe
  • pass

File Storage and Sync

  • buddycloud
  • Cozy
  • DAVdroid
  • git-annex
  • GitLab
  • ownCloud

Text Upload

  • (Encrypted, safer version to pastebin which is unencrypted and heavily monitored)


  • Bitcoin
  • Litecoin
  • Dash
  • Ether

Instant Messaging

  • Adium (+)
  • BitlBee
  • ChatSecure (++)
  • CryptoCat (+)
  • Pidgin (++)
  • Richochet (++)
  • Signal by Open Whisper (++)
  • HexChat (++)

Browser Extensions

  • HTTPS Everywhere(++)
  • NoScript (++)
  • Privacy Badger (++)

Additional Resources

  • Quantum Hacking Lab
  • The Register
  • Security Tu be
  • Exploit-db
  • B-Sides
  • Defcon
  • CCC
  • National CCDC
  • Red Mesa Labs
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Purism
  • Noisebridge
  • Wikileaks
  • SecureNinja
  • DarkReading
  • Black Hat (Conference)
  • Rapid7
  • Tripwire
  • BishopFox
  • Fire-Eye

Hidden Wikis

  • http://hdwikicorldcisiy.onion
  • http://kpvz7kpmemne52qf.onion/