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Protect Yourself in These Orwellian Times: A Hacker's Guide to Being Cyber-Safe


Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Internet, communication, spying, security, privacy )

Freya
- 798 days ago - alternet.org
President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of encryption technology and interest in expanding government surveillance have technologists and civil libertarians deeply concerned.



   

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Donna T (0)
Monday December 12, 2016, 3:50 pm
thank you
 

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Monday December 12, 2016, 3:53 pm
S&N. Thx for sharing Freya. Great info!
 

Sheila D (194)
Monday December 12, 2016, 3:55 pm
Some good info here, especially to a novice computer user like myself. Already use Duck Duck Go on all of my browsers...love it. However, the 2FA (two-factor authentication) isn't something I can do. Sept or Oct I got notice from SSA that they were going to a 2FA system, but I don't have smartphone . Asked what I can do, I was told I couldn't get into my account then...much anger and words I can't repeat at this point. Either Oct or Nov SSA sent another email that it was holding off on that 2FA...think way too many of us complained...not every senior has one of those fancy phones. Thanx Freya.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday December 12, 2016, 11:55 pm
Shared over social media to spread awareness.
YAY, I can access Alternet.Org again!
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2016, 1:28 pm
Thanks.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday December 15, 2016, 12:50 am
Smartphones are far less protected than desktop computers, as they use Wireless networks, where the signal can be picked up on. . . you'll be aware of people who have "piggy-backed" their Internet access off of the back of someone else, in say, for example, a flat, where there is overall general WiFi capability.

Also, be aware that the new brand of debt/credit cards which allow "swipe" technology to record transactions, are the WORST designed form of credit / debit technology going, for the exact same reason that Wi-Fi is, making scammers with the ability to lock into signals, job very easy.
 
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