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! -- Securely Using Mobile Apps
OUCH! -- Securing Your New Tablet
BACKING UP YOUR DEVICES
OUCH! -- Backup & Recovery
Backup Option for PCs
Backup Options for macOS
Use Time Machine to back up or restore your Mac
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)
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)
Carbonite (backup in the cloud)
Reminder: Beware of the "Cloud"
If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again!
Privacy When Using the Internet (summerize in detail)
EFF -- Is your browser safe against tracking?
Web Browser Cookie Forensics
Example of blocking trackers
Learning Home Computer Security is not sufficient -- One has
to commit the knowledge to practice.