We are on vacation this week, so we have pre-recorded this show. As we can’t talk about current news, we have decided to talk about security — an always current topic.
- How can I secure my online accounts?
- 2-factor authentication
- Long passwords
- Use names rather than email addresses wherever possible
- Good security questions
- How do I keep track of passwords?
- Cloud: LastPass or Roboforms
- Print out passwords and put in safe deposit box
- How should I backup my data?
- You need 3 copies of your data: your computer, a local backup device and cloud
- If you delete the data off your computer but still want it safe, you need to add another device to the list
- Local backups are:
- A second hard drive in a desktop computer that is dedicated for backup
- A USB device you can plug into the computer
iii. A NAS device
- Use the cloud that fits into your daily use. If you are a Mac user, use the Apple iCloud; a Google Docs user, use Google Drive; a Microsoft Office user, use Microsoft OneDrive. Alternatively, you can use a dedicated could backup service like Carbonite or Mozy.
- The local backup should be an image backup, while the cloud should be data only.
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