Home Computer Security -- Hardware Security


NAT Routers

  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 

Router Security

The Checklist Podcast 89: Router Rundown (22+ min)

  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

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 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. sam.wormley@gmail.com