It’s so incredibly useful, and at the same time you won’t find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Well, technically, it’s more useful than villain-y.
Still, it’s good to be careful!
So what’s the best way to stay safe when using the internet? Strong passwords? Antivirus? Browser add-ons? Privacy enhancers? VPNs?!
That’s all well and good, but there’s one trick that will never let you down…
Without further ado:
Or, watch on LBRY!
Stuff mentioned in the vid:
- Malwarebytes Antimalware
- Fix stunnel “Bad magic at ssl.c” error / crash on Ubuntu (article)
- The Biggest threat to Privacy: Browser Fingerprints (video)
That’s all, folks!
Being using Kaspersky Internet Security, Zero issues.
great shirt Scotty! Where did you get it?
It was a b-day gift, and I think it came from Amazon (aka China). 🙂
Scottie, good article, I watned to bring up where VPN’s are really useful. That is on Wifi hotspots. Many, wifi hotspots actually do not have a password. They instead direct you to a web page where you “authenticate”. Basically ask for permission to connect to the intenet.
The thing is: on Wifi, if there is no password, the information is sent completely un-encrypted over the rf link. So someone within range of the signal can use a “wifi sniffer” to read that information. Many websites use https, so much of the data sent to and from the website is encrypted, but the original request is not. And I think DNS is also mostly unencrypted as well. But any connection to htpp site is completely visible.
And wifi sniffers are not some esoteric piece of equipment, many off the shelf wifi chipsets are capable of running in RF Monitor mode. And free software, such as Wireshark, will put the wifi chips into monitor mode. I am pretty sure there are Android apps capable of this as well. So it doesn’t take a black van, it can just be someone in the coffee shop with a laptop or smart phone.
do you have a good recommendation of anti-virus for Macs?
Oh dear, I didn’t notice Malwarebytes is only available for iOS… Hmm, I’m not sure about Macs. I don’t have one and haven’t used one in a LOOONG time.