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Security & Privacy Tips for PC, Smartphone, Mac & iPhone users
Choose The Right Wi-Fi Network
Have you ever tried to connect to public Wi-Fi and seen multiple network names that are similar but not the same?
Internetcafé versus Interanetcafé, This is type man-in-the-middle attack which is used by the hackers to steal your online information.
Wi-Phishing—This is that tries to trick you into logging onto the wrong network to get to your information. Most people don’t take the time to check and get connected to the strongest open signal they see. But you should always check that you pick the authentic Wi-fi network in public places mostly.
Select A Secure Wi-Fi Network
When you’re going to connect your device to a Wi-Fi Network or hotspot and you see the lock or secure wifi icon, it means you can’t get access that network. Networks with no Security don’t have a lock icon or the word “Secured” Windows laptop.
On an iPhone, if you click an unsecured network—even if it’s your own home network—you’ll get a warning that reads “Security Recommendation.”
You can ask for the password if you want to access WiFi to their admins. Like if you are in a Restaurant or Coffee Shop etc.
Use The Signal App For Encrypted Message (available on iOS and Android):
This app can send encrypted messages and make calls when both parties are connected to the internet. Though it has had some competition from WhatsApp and Viber, its reputation for security has made it indispensable to many, particularly those who live under governments that censor and monitor citizens (not to mention those who use it and other chat apps for more nefarious purposes).
Download Signal App from Google Play For Android Device
Download Signal App from iTunes For Apple Device
Create Your Own Hotspot
Almost all laptops and phones make it easy to become a hotspot for yourself and others. In Windows 10 devices, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Hotspot so you can pick the type of internet connection used and get the name of the network (or change it), as well as the network password you’ll need for access (you can change it—it has to have at least eight characters). On macOS devices, go to Apple Menu > System Preferences> Sharing, and click on the interne Sharing box. Then Pick a connection type to share, how you plan to share it (Wi-fi), then click wi-fi options to name your Mac hotspot and provide it a password to make Secure Network.
Keep Your Calls Confidential
To be truly anonymous, forget the smartphone. Your choice can be a prepaid phone, also known as a Burner. Even with a Burner, call records exist, and you could be track via a GPS. The Upside of a Burner is not having you real name associated with the device. And as you see in the movies, you can always throw the phone.
Is your desktop or laptop computer connected directly to a broadband modem? That’s not a good idea. Hackers are repetitively attacking IP addresses to check if they can get onto a system. You should always have a router on your home network that can moderate using its built-in firewall.
A router uses Network Address Translation (NAT) to assign an IP address to every device on your home network, and those are then visible only on that network. Direct attacks can sometimes be stopped in router’s firewall. Also, you need the router for sharing the internet connection and Wi-Fi.
It’s important for your email to go unobserved if you want to avoid spam (or surveillance). The problem is that email simply wasn’t built with security in mind. But some secure email services use encryption to
scramble what you send and require the receiver to have a password that decrypts your message. Of Webmail services that handle encrypted messages, ProtonMail is considered the top of the heap. With a data center in privacy-minded Switzerland, the service has a free tier and charges 4 euros a month for the full service. It keeps all your email info secure from search and has a connection directly through the Tor network (once you set it up).
Free Signup for ProtonMail