A Beginner’s Guide to Privacy and Security

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.

One thought on “A Beginner’s Guide to Privacy and Security”

  1. 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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