January 28th - Celebrate and Observe Data Privacy Day

Quick things you can do while watching a movie

Over the years I have been a member of several sites that have been pwnd. I can recall a time when Diablo 3 was popular enough that I found myself compromised and working with Blizzard on recovering my battle.net account.

To name a few sites that I found myself in 000webhost, MPGH, dropbox, adobe, and tumblr. Troy Hunt is the man behind the amazing website. note to self; copy his buy me beer page...

  • Run windows update

I have a love hate relationship with windows 10 and fully understand if you're still clinging to windows 7, but take a moment to check for updates. These are very imporatant fo any machines on the internet today.

If you're still running vista or xp I can't stress the importance of a clean install with a currently supported operating system.

  • Step up your password game

Updating passwords can be a pain but observing Data Privacy Day would be time well spent. There are a number of tools a person could use to simplify this process such as, keepass, 1password, lastpass, dashlane, or roboform.

Personally, I find myself using keepass the most. I've been meaning to write a review for roboform about a mostly positive experience my only complaint being the lack of linux support. The remaining I have spent the least amount of time on and can hardly make comment.

An often over looked security features of many products now is secondary authentication. A number of high-profile accounts can have an addition layer of security that can stop an attacker from gaining access.

apple
amazon
dropbox
google
steam
lastpass
paypal

Those are some top priorieties before getting sucked into a never ending list of security optimizations. Figured it's been awhile since I've posted an update here :)