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Simple Security Guidelines

  • Use an iDevice

    • Use an iPod or an iPad without a SIM card
    • Use an iPhone
    • Do not jailbreak
    • Always upgrade to new iOS versions
  • Use Signal (iOS + Android)

  • Android?

    • Do not root your device
    • Do not enable Developer Mode
    • Use a Nexus (gets latest patches w/o carrier/vendor barrier)
      • Run the latest version, always
    • Don't have a Nexus? Install CyanogenMod (official builds only)
      • Run the latest version, always
  • Use a ChromeBook

  • Using Windows?

    • Use 10 or 8.1, nothing earlier.
    • Use EMET
  • Using Office?

    • Do not enable macros.
  • Enable full disk encryption (FDE)

  • Require a password to unlock

  • Apply patches

  • Use a password manager

  • Use Chrome

  • Do not use Safari

  • Do not use IE

  • Use an ad blocker

    • Install uBlock Origin
    • Install HTTPS Everywhere
  • Disable Flash (on Chrome you can still right click to play)

  • Use a VPN

    • (One self hosted option: algo)
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