Home Computer Security -- Hardware Security
HARDWARE SECURITY NAT Routers https://www.grc.com/nat/nat.htm A NAT router creates a local area network (LAN) of private IP addresses and interconnects that LAN to the wide area network (WAN) known as the Internet. The "Network Address Translation" (NAT) performed by the router allows multiple computers (machines) connected to the LAN behind the router to communicate with the external Internet. Creating and Maintaining Home Networks http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Networks/index.html http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Networks/Suggested_Secure_Routers.html Router Security https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202068 https://www.routersecurity.org/index.php https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/HomeRouterSecurity2011.pdf The Checklist Podcast 89: Router Rundown (22+ min) https://www.securemac.com/checklist/checklist-89-router-rundown Routers -- Most everybody has one at home. But most of us don't know anything about our routers. If the router gets hacked the bad guys can get everything! Problems/Bugs continue to be found in hardware, operating systems, applications software, networks, and technology. There is an ongoing battle between the good guys finding and fixing the problems and the bad guys1 finding and exploiting the problems. Your role is important in this ongoing drama! 1Do bad guys include ISPs, Carriers, big tech and your own government?
Printer Insecurity: Is it Really an Issue? Yes! (Academic) https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/threats/printer-insecurity-issue-1149 Seven Ways to Protect Your Printers (Practical) https://www.pcworld.com/article/245213/7_ways_to_protect_your_business_printers.html Invaders of the internet connected home (Academic) https://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/internet/invaders-internet-connected-home-39855 Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/tips/ST17-001 Physical Security http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-017 http://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/RisksOfPortableDevices.pdf Do not plug an unknown USB drive (or Cable) into your computer! http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST08-001 http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/badusb-undetectable-usb-flaw-could-expose-all-your-tech-gear-to-hackers
USE PUBLIC DNS SERVICE OPTIONS https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_recursive_name_server#List_of_public_DNS_service_operators https://www.dnsperf.com/#!dns-resolvers https://184.108.40.206/ A public Domain Name Server (DNS) is a name server that may be used in place of, or in addition to, name servers provided by a public (or your local) Internet Service Provider (ISP). Public name servers offer reliability, security, speed and privacy. Several services now support secure DNS lookup transport services such as DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS. firstname.lastname@example.org