27 – Special Security Episode – Tech Time Podcast
- Given the frequency of hacks and data leaks these days, chances are good at least one of your passwords has been released to the wild.
- A new Chrome extension released by Google today makes it a little easier to stay on top of that: Once installed, Password Checkup will simply sit in your Chrome browser and alert you if you enter a username / password combination that Google “knows to be unsafe.”
- The company says it has a database of 4 billion credentials that have been compromised in various data breaches that it can check against. When the extension detects an insecure password, it’ll prompt you with a big red dialog box to immediately update your info.
- It’s handy, but users might wonder exactly what Google can see — to that end, Google says that the extension “never reveal[s] this personal information.”
2. Use a VPN (but not chinese)
3. Use open DNS
- Depending upon distance between your place and DNS server, there will be speed improvements
- If your ISPs DNS servers are not that reliable, using an alternate DNS server will improve stability
- If you are using an old Operating System with no security updates, using a third-party DNS will be protection from phishing attacks
- And, yes, you can get rid of geography-based content restrictions and web censorship
4. Don’t use internet explorer at work
5. Always use incognito mode on a public computer no matter what
6. Don’t do your banking on public Wifi (starbucks etc… there could be fishers)
7. Use two-step passwords for everything
- You can get a google app for it.
8. Encrypt your hard drive with a LONG password
- Murder podcast. They still can’t crack his hard drive.
9. Encrypt your phone with a LONG password/faceID/finger print ID
- Funny story about classy cassie that stole Friend’s phone with Uber.