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Securing Your Digital Life

Episode #38The Fringe #505

As more and more parts of our lives are stored and managed through online accounts, it is critical to understand how to keep those accounts secure. Ian R Buck sits down with Elena Machkasova, computer science professor, to talk about what attackers are after, how they try to gain access, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Episode Summary

00:00:00 | Intro
00:02:32 | Things Attackers Might Be After
00:12:02 | Methods of Attack
00:32:26 | Tools to Protect Yourself
00:32:35 | Create Strong, Unique Passwords
00:38:00 | Use a Password Manager
00:43:20 | Two-Factor Authentication
00:44:38 | Use Services That Do Security Right
00:48:42 | Use Devices That Do Security Right
00:49:54 | Consumer Reports Privacy Guide
00:50:10 | Have I Been Pwned
00:50:29 | Non-Public Recovery Email
00:51:03 | 10 Minute Mail
00:51:24 | Encrypt Your Storage and Connections
00:52:23 | Shred Sensitive Paper Documents
00:52:51 | Judicious Use of Browser Extensions
00:54:08 | Judicious Use of App Permissions
00:54:38 | Judicious Use of Third-Party Integrations
00:55:12 | Virus Protection
00:56:10 | Recognize Warnings
00:56:46 | Don't Dox Yourself
00:57:08 | Ad Blocking
00:57:40 | Beware Open Wifi
00:58:19 | Use a VPN
00:59:07 | Put On Political Pressure Regarding Security
01:01:01 | Outro

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