Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two of the smartest computer security precautions you can take

  1. Turn on 2-factor authentication for any cloud services you use that offer it, especially email (or switch to a provider that has 2-factor authentication). I've been using this with Gmail for a few months and it's pretty great. The extra hassle is totally worth it: email is at the center of your online identity and is really the "keys to the castle".

  2. Sign up for Cloak or a similar service that secures your wi-fi communications when using an unencrypted network (like a coffee shop or library). Cloak is by far the easiest one to setup that I've seen.

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