Basic digital hygiene is about Passwords, Updates, and Phishing.
Tip #1: Protect your passwords:
- Enable “2-factor authentication” (2FA)
- Use a different password for each service.
- Longer passwords that are easy to remember (a sentence or a song lyric).
- Use a password manager to remember all your passwords for you.
Tip #2: Keep your computer/phone up to date:
- Enable automatic updates when possible. Less work for you!
- Run a good anti-Virus package (see below)
- Mac: Use the Apple-> App Store -> Updates
- Windows: Start menu, type “updates” and use the update center.
- iPhone: Settings -> Updates
- Android: My Apps (see this article)
Tip #3: Avoid being “phished”: (links that trick you into entering your password)
- Don’t trust links you see in email if it isn’t from someone you know.
- Don’t click on links from Banks or other systems. Go to the web site manually and log in.
Email providers that are “above average” more secure:
- Apple iCloud / Mail App
- (In all cases, enable “Two Factor Authentication”)
- Stick with the “big names”: McAfee, Symantec Norton, Kaspersky, Avast
- Reviews: link
Phone Charger Condoms: (Turns a USB charging cable into a “charge only” cable, stopping any sync/data)
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