I’m always on the lookout for good guides on privacy and security for beginner’s. Ars Technica posted an excellent beginner’s guide yesterday. It covers the basics; such as installing operating system and browser updates, enabling two-factor authentication, and using a password manager to enable you to use strong and unique passwords for your accounts; that even less computer savvy users can follow to improve their security.
If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to security and privacy take a look at Ars’ guide.
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Good article. I wish they’d amplified a bit about deleting old emails. If you pull them down to your local machine, using Thunderbird or something similar, erasing the cloud copy on the spot, then it becomes a lot easier to keep them secure without throwing them away.
On the other hand, I always assume that whatever I’ve sent or received by email has been slurped up by government thugs during transmission, so I never say anything I don’t want them to see. I’d encrypt, but nobody I email with wants to take the trouble. 🙁 Anyway I prefer steganography, which avoids flaunting the presence of encrypted information.
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