It’s Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

It’s Time You Ditched Gmail, Chrome, WMT, GA

Pushing my protection agenda and policy for Blackhatters I thought I’d urge you to make an effort to protect your self and your property from the attacker which is Google.

Our best asset is being one step ahead of Google and not taking chances by believing they cant do that.

We’ve done this many times before, we said they cant manually review the SERPS, we said they cant take down private blogs networks and we said they cant penalize websites for building backlinks but yet here we are, in a situation where all the impossible things have become a reality.

So lets not say Google cant anymore, there is nothing wrong with being paranoid and careful in this industry.

Some will believe i’m scaremongering, and I agree that this is on that level, but sometimes we should be a little scared, fear is not a bad thing, fear stops you making the wrong decisions.

Lets just honestly imagine that Google will snoop in yours or your link seller’s Gmail, will track IPs across WMT accounts, will use GA data to see where your traffic comes from and will use Chrome to identify you as well as blackhat communities you belong to.

Its a scary thought, right? So this is the time to get one step ahead of Google and begin protecting ourselves before they start gearing up and up-scaling their tracking of our activity.

An alternative to Chrome is obviously Firefox, however im not 100% sure we can trust a company who accepts money form Google. You can install lightbeam to see who is tracking you too *EDIT* I was alerted to this privacy browser through twitter

If anyone knows an alternative to Firefox which is very privacy focussed that would be good.

An Alternative to Google Analytics is an Open Source analytic software called Piwik – You host the software yourself, so you are in control. And

An Alternative to Gmail is to buy a domain and use that domain for email, then you control it yourself.

Alternative to Google Drive is, created specifically to protect your files, it encrypts them and gives you a key, even themselves cant access the files.

An Alternative to Google DNS
is Use OpenDNS or an alternative:…t_DNS_services

A message to Blackhat Blogs, Forums and Communities

Going into 2014 this is all extremely important and I believe all Blackhat website and forums should also begin thinking about outlawing the use of gmail on registration and urge members not to browse their content using Chrome.


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8 Comment responses

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    January 15, 2014

    what do you think of torch browser? looks same as chrome with better functions


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    January 15, 2014

    I can recommend Midori browser (


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    January 16, 2014

    Ya, I am agree that Google is watching their user and can have a trackback record of everything that we use. But how can we use other browsers or sharing of data by Avaoiding Google drive as our customers are totally depended on Google.
    Thanks for the alternatives but can we use them and make a strong connection when every 3rd person using them, sometime this results into change in formating, some time delay in delivery and there might be other problems..What you say?


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    January 16, 2014

    With Firefox you can use the Ghostery add-on to block all tracking javascript, it’s pretty comprehensive.


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    January 18, 2014

    If you aren’t paranoid about using the chromium codebase, SRware is a decent alternative that still supports all the normal extensions.


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    February 04, 2014

    How about android? Can I be secure that Google won’t read my mail if I use some third party app for my mail?


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    April 03, 2014

    Haha – I just went through a “Google” sweep the other day and have started the transition entirely when I found out Google Chrome installed some tracking codes on my PC without my permission. I was absolutely LIVID.

    My arsenal now includes:

    Email – Not sure why I trusted Gmail to begin with, but now any email I get will be 100% only on my domain(s)
    Browser – Firefox w/ Ghostery add-on, using only for search, coupled behind my own VPN.

    I understand that even all this doesn’t fully protect my privacy, but I stand firm by my saying:

    “Be afraid of anything that is free and does the thinking for you.”


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    May 19, 2014

    Skynet is coming