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My personal opinion about privacy & security

Let’s be honest: the vast majority will not read the privacy policy and a few will not even fully understand some things. So here is my personal and non-binding statement (everything below):

There isn’t much I can do with your data other than checking it, contacting you and reselling it. The last point won’t happen, I won’t sell your data – it wouldn’t be worth it either, it would be completely pointless. ūüėÄ

Once you’re connected to the internet, you’re vulnerable. This is a small website set up and maintained by one person. Therefore, your data is not guaranteed to be 100% secure, this site is not 100% unhackable. I do my best to keep the site as secure as possible, but when professional hackers get major websites hacked, this one will probably be a piece of cake for them.

This website is hosted at “raidboxes.io“, in addition I use some plugins for this website to provide certain features and security. If possible, I make sure that they do not store any data on external servers or pass them to third parties. If they should do that and there is no other way to provide the certain feature / security, they will only be passed on anonymously. To the best of my knowledge, this is currently not the case for any plugin I use, but in the end everyone can say that. Larger websites / companies have already promised certain things like that they not “steal” / sell your data, that they do not track your activities or similar, but have not kept to them (e.g. Google, Facebook, etc.). So they just lied and this for a very long time with success.
I wouldn’t be surprised if a plugin secretly steal your data, but according to what they’ve said, that’s not the case. I didn’t proved the code so… yeah.

 

But let’s be honest again: Who cares? We continue to use the Internet, Google, WhatsApp or others. Nobody, no website can keep your data 100% secure. I don’t want to know where my data is already stored or to whom it has already been passed on. But what are they supposed to do with it, apart from using it for some statistics, selling it, sending you ads or just spam / phishing emails (so they hope that you’ll click on a link – maybe even an invisible link – in one of their phishing emails, where you should pass them information / credentials in a “fake-form”, or where a virus will be downloaded, so they can do real damage)?

The last part is the worst, always check the email address, never click any links if you are unsure about the email or website. But even if you are sure, it is worth playing it safe / checking the links. Of course, the same also applies to downloads and login forms.

As mentioned above, people can add plugins to the list and thus they could include links to unsafe / phishing / virus sites as well. It’s all based on trust. I check the links from time to time, but it may take a few days! If an account or the site in general should be hacked, they could change the links or do even something worse.

 

Extra Tip #1:
when you hover over a link (even an invisible one), it often shows somewhere on your browser where it leads to. If the link has been written out, it is advisable to copy/paste it yourself instead of clicking on it, as it does not have to lead directly there. Here is a link to https://google.com that leads to this page or here is an invisible link: ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† “invisible”¬† ¬† ¬†text¬† ¬† ¬†with¬† ¬† ¬†an¬† ¬† ¬†attached¬† ¬† ¬†link¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†.

 

Extra Tip #2:
If you are unsure about a website, but you want to sign up, then you can simply create a new email and use it as spam mail, so… you can use it for all “unsafe” / untrusted sites. Also you should use a new & secure password.

 

PS: Yes my english is bad, sorry for that.

 

But as I said this is my personal and non-binding statement.
Please read the privacy policy for a binding statement.