How to keep yourself safe, online

Keeping yourself safe doesn’t mean being paranoid or selfish.

Personal practices

1. Information someone pushes to you, vs. information you find yourself

2. Have hard lines about security

3. Understand what “social engineering” is

4. Be ready to deploy “polite vagueness”

5. Urgency is a red flag:

6. Get clear on your rules now

Tools to use

1. Use good spam filters

2. Use a “password manager”

3. Don’t use the same password on multiple sites

4. Use “2 factor authentication” on your banking and email sites




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