Stop NSA snooping
Or at the very least, make The Man work for it
In light of recent—and ongoing—revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency’s gathering of Americans’ personal information from the Web, Internet security is a growing concern. Internet-activist organization Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a list of 10 easy security measures at eff.org. Here are some highlights:
• Use an end-to-end encryption program, such as Off-the-Record (OTR) messaging, and encourage your friends to do the same. Encrypt your hard drive as well.
• Use strong passwords, and change them often.
• Keep extra-sensitive info safe by keeping it on an encrypted external hard drive, or a secondary computer you don’t connect to the Internet.