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Cyber Security 101
Here are some tips that were posted from an anonymous image board. These are real good security tips, not in order and kinda sloppy, regardless I think they can help people dodge spying really well:
(1) Don't use social media (no brainer)
(2) Forward secrecy (keep your mouth shut if you don't want to expose yourself)
(3) Use a VPN & Tor browser on top of that!
(4) Always disconnect your internet (physically) when you are not going to use it! Don't keep it online all the time! If you do, you are asking to be hacked!
(5) Use an old "flipper" phone. AKA a jitterbug. Jitterbugs are basic cellphones for people with disability problems / senior citizens! Just a bare basic cell phone where you can take out the battery.
(6) Flock to flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops to buy older electronics! Do not by 'smart' or 'green-friendly' appliances! The new IoT tech spies on you! Learn how to maintain and fix older products/utilities too!
(7) Never put your real name into your computer, always use FAKE names / aliases. Tell your friends to 'ID' you as someone else on their phones / emails etc or just refuse to trust them at all and say I'll just hang out with you face-to-face.
(8) Face to face relationships are the best kind. Don't be afraid to hang with your friends now and then. I totally do, in fact, that's all I'll do. (aka no social media BS)
(9) Always bleach you browser cache / cookies / web logs! 35x gutmann style! (Bleachbit, Ccleaner, etc.)
(10) Use linux or Tails. — Windows XP is OK, but make sure you disable auto-updates and defunct remote desktop registry! Qubes OS looks fine as hell too (VM friendly).
(11) Use noscript add-on. Noscript is a must. IPFlood is also a cool add-on to confuse metadata spying. (These are web browser add-ons).
(12) Its best to have two computers, rather than just one. For example, have one just for banking / legit LEGAL purposes. Have another one (completely separate) just for piracy, porno, or illegal / controversial activity (or whatever you wanna do to separate online activity from your most identifiable personal stuff!)
(13) Use encryption and strong passwords! Write them down on a piece of paper or memorize them. DO NOT store passwords on a computer file. That is a big no-no!
(14) Have separate email accounts for each kind of activity (legal or not, don't matter).
(15) Make sure you physically disconnect your web cam or cover it up with black electrical tape. Most laptops these days come with web cams attached above or below the monitor. Make sure the camera cannot be used to identify you or spy on you in any way. (Yes, webcams can be hacked / remotely hijacked to spy on you!)
Now As far as passwords go, here is how I do it:
I'll give you an example by posting a fake password:
As you can tell, this passowrd has 35 characters total. This is A LOT, and very hard to break. But also easy to memorize too, for example its an easy to remember phrase; "do not let the feds see this account" ; and added to that phrase is a code (which you can also memorize easily) 887756. Once you come up with a phrase you can memorize it, then attach a code number you can easily remember right after it. This will make your password very difficult for hackers or spies to brute force with 'dictionary attacks' by adding random entropy at the end of the phrase (via the random code).
This 'password' would be unbelievably hard to crack if it were not a fake and had I not posted it. Use your tinfoil hats preppers, paranoia can be your best friend depending how you put it to use.
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