Home Computer Security -- Human Behavior - Part II
http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/Week2.html


WE ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

  


WHAT IS A SECURE CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET?
  Cellular connections (not Wi-Fi) are encrypted and SECURE.

  Wi-Fi at Universities, Hotels, Libraries, Coffee Shops, etc.
  IS NOT SECURE. Any computer on those networks may have
  malware harvesting EVERYTHING you say, type and read.

  When using a public Wi-Fi network use a VPN. A VPN secures
  your device's internet connection to guarantee that all data
  you are sending and receiving is encrypted and secure from
  prying eyes. Iowa State requires its students to use a VPN.
  Couple of excellent VPN services: ExpressVPN, NordVPN. VPN 
  Reviews from Top10VPN.

OUCH! -- Staying Secure on the Road
  OUCH-201702_en.pdf
OUCH! -- Securely Using Mobile Apps
  OUCH-201703_en.pdf
OUCH! -- Securing Your New Tablet
  OUCH-201601_en.pdf





BACKING UP YOUR STUFF
BACKING UP YOUR COMPUTER

OUCH! -- Backup & Recovery
  OUCH-201708_en.pdf
  
Backup Option for PCs  
  https://www.backblaze.com/pc-backup.html

Backup Options for macOS
  https://www.apple.com/support/backup/

  Use Time Machine to back up or restore your Mac
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250

  Backup to external HD or SSD, via command line
  rsync -av /Users/User_Name/  /Volumes/MySSD
  rsync --delete -av /Users/User_Name/  /Volumes/MySSD


Dropbox (Free service for all platforms)
  https://www.dropbox.com
  https://www.dropbox.com/downloading
  
  Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc.,
  headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers
  cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software.
  Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of
  their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it
  appears to be the same folder (with the same contents)
  regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files
  placed in this folder also are accessible through a website
  and mobile phone applications.

  One can backup specified files and folders to Dropbox using
  symbolic links via the command line. For example:
  ln -is ~/Documents ~/Dropbox/Documents

  Anything added, deleted or changed on the PC/Mac is replicated
  in Dropbox and vice versa. Deleting File/Folder in Dropbox
  also deletes it immediately from the PC/Mac! Just so you know.





Carbonite (backup in the cloud Windows PC, Macs)
  https://www.carbonite.com
Time Machine (Mac)
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250
The Best Online Backup Services of 2017
  https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp
Reminder: Beware of the "Cloud"
  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Reminder+Beware+of+the+Cloud/23405/


If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again!
  http://www.npr.org/books/titles/281981849/dragnet-nation-a-quest-for-privacy-security-and-freedom-in-a-world-of-relentless

Google collects Android users' locations even when location 
services are disabled
  https://qz.com/1131515/


CHOOSING A SECURE DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE FOR YOUR BROWSER
  
  Switching to a more secure, privacy focused search engine is
  another way to maintain better privacy while browsing the
  web. Most of the popular search engines rely on selling
  users advertisements to make money. However, engines like
  Startpage, and DuckDuckGo sell general advertisements or
  rely on donations to make money.

  DuckDuckGo does not track you
  https://DuckDuckGo.com 
  Use Google without being tracked
  https://www.startpage.com


Tim Berners-Lee: selling private citizens' browsing data is "disgusting"
  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/04/tim-berners-lee-online-privacy-interview-turing-award

Privacy When Using the Internet 
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Privacy/index.html










Outbound Firewalls -- Monitor all web traffic
  ZoneAlarm (Outbound Firewall for MS Windows)
    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm
  Radio Silence (Outbound Firewall for macOS)
    https://radiosilenceapp.com
  Hands Off! (BiDirectional Firewall for macOS)
    http://www.oneperiodic.com/products/handsoff/
  Little Snitch (Outbound Firewall for macOS)
    http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html

  However, Little Snitch, ZoneAlarm, Outbound Firewalls, Blech!
    http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/little_snitch_zonealarm_outbound_firewalls_blech/


Learning Home Computer Security is not sufficient -- One has
to commit the knowledge to practice.
  


 
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