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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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