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Hardware - Platforms - Devices

Getting comfortable with your device

You're not going to break it. 

  • Every device can be reset. 

  • Every device can be Backed up/Restored

 

Types of Devices

- Why it Matters: Right tool for the job.

    - Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Phones, Watches

    - How we interface with these devices

    - Capabilities and use cases

Discussion Points:

What type of platform do you prefer and what do you use it for.

1.2: Operating Systems "OS"

Tails Linux

Portable

Secure/Private

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Social Media

SECURITY & SAFETY 

Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, enabling us to connect, share, and communicate with others. It's crucial to prioritize safety and security while navigating these platforms to protect your personal information and online identity. Here are some fundamental tips for maintaining a safe and secure presence on social media.

Basic Social Media Safety & Security

Strong Passwords:

Complex passwords: Combining letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using easily guessable information like birthdates or names.

 

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Enable 2FA whenever possible to add an extra layer of security to your account.

 

Privacy Settings: Review and customize privacy settings to control who can see your posts and personal information.

 

Be Cautious with Personal Information: Avoid sharing sensitive details like your home address, phone number, or financial information publicly.

Phishing Awareness:

Suspicious links and messages. Verify the source before clicking on any links or providing personal information.

Limit Personal Information:

Minimize the amount of personal information you share, such as full birth dates, maiden names...

Regularly Update Apps: Keep apps up to date to benefit from security patches and bug fixes.

Regularly Review Friends and Connections: Periodically audit your friends or connections list and remove unfamiliar or suspicious accounts.

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Secure Browsing

Safe browsing is essential to protect your online experience from potential threats and maintain a secure digital environment. Whether you're shopping online, conducting research, or simply exploring the web, adhering to safe browsing practices is crucial.

Basic Safe Browsing Practices

Use Secure Websites: Look for "https://" in the website's URL and a padlock symbol in the address bar to ensure the site uses encryption for secure data transmission.

Beware of Phishing: Be cautious about unsolicited emails and links from unknown sources. Verify the legitimacy of websites and emails before clicking on links or providing personal information.

Keep Software Updated: Regularly update your web browser, operating system, and plugins to ensure you have the latest security patches.

Employ Strong Passwords: Use strong, unique passwords for online accounts and consider using a password manager to keep track of them.

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Antivirus Software & Regular Updates

Limit Data Sharing:

Avoid sharing excessive personal information on websites and social media platforms. Be cautious about the data you provide.

 

Use a VPN:

Consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to encrypt your internet connection, especially when using public Wi-Fi networks.

 

Clear Browser Data:

Periodically clear your browsing history, cookies, and cache to remove potential tracking data.

 

Stay Informed:

Keep yourself updated on the latest online threats and security practices to adapt to evolving risks effectively.

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Updating Your Device & Software

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