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Security in-a-Box is a guide to digital security for activists and human rights defenders throughout the world.

If you're new to digital security, the Tactics Guides cover the basic principles, including advice on how to use social networking platforms and mobile phones more safely. The Tool Guides offer step-by-step instructions to help you install and use the most essential digital security software and services.

The Community Guides focus on specific groups of people — sometimes in specific regions — who face severe digital threats. They include tailored advice on tools and tactics that are relevant to the needs of these particular groups.

Security in-a-Box is jointly developed by and , along with a global network of thousands of activists, trainers and digital security experts.

Tools and tactics for activists
Tactics: 

These tactics guides cover the basics of digital security and recommend tools you can use

Prevent worms, viruses and trojans
Ensure your workplace and devices are secure
Learn to manage strong passwords
Learn to encrypt data and files
Back up your devices and data
Delete data permanently
Encrypted chat and email
Staying safe when using cellphones
Android and iPhone safety
Internet Tools: 

Guides to web-based services and using social networks safely

Free, safe webmail
Tips on using social networking platforms more safely
Desktop Tools: 

The tool guides below give you step-by-step instructions on how to install and use key digital security software and services

Basic security set-up for Windows
Free anti-virus software
Remove malware, including spyware and adware
Protect your device from intrusions
Create and manage strong passwords
Create and manage strong passwords
Create and manage strong passwords
Encrypt your data and drives
Encrypt your data and drives
Encrypt your data and drives
Safely archive your data and devices
Retrieve deleted data and documents
Portable encryption on any device
Bypass censorship and browse the web anonymously
Bypass online censorship and browse the web anonymously
Bypass censorship and browse the web anonymously
Android Tools: 

Guides for setting up Android phones and using smartphone security apps

Basic setup guide for Android devices
Encrpyt files on your smartphone
Smartphone email client
Smartphone password manager
Blur or delete faces from photos
Tor for smartphones
Browse the web anonymously
Encrypt your voice calls and instant messages
Encrypted text messaging
Safe VoIP

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Protect yourself from malware and hackers

Stay safe on social networks

Pidgin – secure instant messaging

Thunderbird and OpenPGP – secure email

TorBrowser – anonymity and circumvention

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