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 DEVICES

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
  
  if -e /Volumes/SSD1 rsync -av `pwd`/ `pwd | sed s."/Users/swormley"."/Volumes/SSD1".`
  if -e /Volumes/SSD2 rsync -av `pwd`/ `pwd | sed s."/Users/swormley"."/Volumes/SSD2".`


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.


Backblaze (backup in the cloud)
  https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html

Carbonite (backup in the cloud)
  https://www.carbonite.com

Reminder: Beware of the "Cloud"
  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Reminder+Beware+of+the+Cloud/23405/





PRIVACY

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

Privacy When Using the Internet (summerize in detail)
  http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Privacy/index.html
  

TESTING PRIVACY
  EFF -- Is your browser safe against tracking?
    https://panopticlick.eff.org
  Web Browser Cookie Forensics
    https://www.grc.com/cookies/forensics.htm?2rsdtpnmxvnqk

  Example of blocking trackers
  
  


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


 
    sam.wormley@gmail.com