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Linux Xubuntu internet privacy

Configure Linux Xubuntu flash, java and Firefox for more privacy on internet.

Xubuntu flash cooky removal:

open File Manager, to find the flash cooky folder:
delete sub folders from the hidden folders:
/home/username/.adobe/Flash_Player/AssetCache/QLUE9V2T/
/home/username/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/
/home/username/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/

Xubuntu temporary files removal IcedTea java:

menu: Applications Menu: All Settings, Iced Tea Web Control Panel:
cache: temporary internet files:
unselect: keep temporary files on my computer
location:
/home/username/.cache/icedtea-web/cache/
/home/username/.cache/icedtea-web/pcache/
/home/username/.cache/icedtea-web/tmp/
disk space: none and -1

Firefox 66.0.x and higher web browser browsing, download and form history settings:

Files:

Cache: temporary Firefox files:
/home/username/.cache/mozilla/firefox/5nfsk9m8.default/
/home/username/.cache/mozilla/firefox/5nfsk9m8.default/cache2/entries/
data storage websites: permanent Firefox files:
/home/username//home/user03/.mozilla/firefox/5nfsk9m8.default/storage/default/

Firefox:

Cooky, history denial and removal for Firefox:
click: open menu, Edit, Preferences

Search icon:

Default Search Engine: unselect all
One-Click Search Engines: remove Google and unselect all: removes extra banner in firefox

Privacy & Security icon:

Browser Privacy, Custom:
Trackers: In all windows
Cookies: All third part cookies (may cause websites to break)
Send websites a “Do Not Track” signal that you don’t want to be tracked : always

Cookies and Site Data
Your stored cookies, site data and cache are currently using 35.0 MB of disk space.
Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed
Manage Permissions...
add: sites (do add 3rd party web sites, or add for login)

Logins & Passwords
unselect all

History
Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
unselect all, except:
Clear history when Firefox closes

Settings:
When closed, Firefox should automatically clear all:
select all, except:
Active Logins
Site Preferences

Address Bar
When using the address bar, suggest:
Browsing history
Bookmarks
unselect the other

Permissions
block or unselect all, except:
Block pop-up windows
Warn you when websites try to install add-ons

Firefox Data Collection and Use
unselect all, except:
Allow firefox to send backlogged crash reports on your behalf

Security
Deceptive Content and Dangerous Software Protection
unselect all

Certificates
When a server requests your personal certificate:
Ask you every time
select: Query OCSP responder servers to confirm the current validity of certificates

Firefox configuration manager.

You can adjust the configuration in Firefox by editing a property list:
type where the url is located usually: about:config
and the list appears
Turn on tracking protection, blocks, in stead of asking not to track:
privacy.trackingprotection.enabled click twice and change it to: true
Turn off Location-Aware Browsing:
geo.enabled click twice and change it to: false

The internet computer IPv6 nr.: a privacy issue caused by IPv6.

Your IPv6 connection to the internet:

Any computer connected to the internet does so with an IP number. This is just like your home address: state, city, street address and apartment number. Together it is unique.
Currently IPv4 is running out of numbers, so IPv6 starts to be used. It works similar, but different. The new thing is that it contains the MAC-address of the apparatus connecting your computer to the internet or a periodically generated random value instead. And this MAC-address, or random value, is unique. Usually the MAC-address of e.g. the ADSL router is subject to this, not the MAC-address in your computer. Improving your privacy on this point would mean changing the MAC-address, or random value, which could be possible. And, something you should do now too, is having changed your IP number by your internet provider. Or go to a different internet provider, he will give you a different IP number too.

The layout of an IPv6 number, it consists of 128 bits:
- the format prefix: 001, 3 bits
- the top-level aggregator allocated by IANA, to local internet service providers, 13 bits and 8 future use bits
- the next-level aggregator, for a specific customer site, 24 bits
- the site-level aggregator, for sites or subnets within a site, 16 bits
- the Extended Unique Identifier (EUI-64) address, 64 bits, of which 48 bits either assigned to or derived from the the MAC-address of the network card
- this totals 128 bits

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