Being safe in the digital world:
Protect your privacy, keep yourself secure
Free web services, free browser add-ins, and free applications.
last updated 2011-12-03
- Are you pwned? https://pwnedlist.com/ (check if your email account(s) are compromised)
- Brian Kreb’s 3 rules for online safety
♦ If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it.
♦ If you installed it, update it.
♦ If you no longer need it, remove it.
- Microsoft Security Essentials (free Windows security software)
- LastPass (secure password manager)
- Password Security – Entropy and Length
- GRC’s Password Haystacks (test the difficulty of cracking your passwords)
- Browser add-ins
♦ Adblock Plus for Firefox and Google Chrome. (block advertisements)
♦ Ghostery all major browsers (detect and control hidden tracking software)
♦ HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox (force HTTPS connection when available)
♦ KBL SSL Enforcer for Google Chrome (force HTTPS connection when available)
♦ NoScript for Firefox (control scripts that run in your browser)
♦ ScriptNo for Google Chrome (control scripts that run in your browser)
- Check social website app permissions http://mypermissions.org/
- Apple’s Find My iPhone app (locate, lock or wipe a lost or stolen iOS device)
- SANS glossary of security terms
- Can you tell a real website from a phishing attempt? (OpenDNS test)
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