Personal Cyber Security

A gathering place for things I've noticed that I think are worth being aware of.

How to Hack-Proof Yourself

Everything is vulnerable, and if you haven’t been personally affected by a data breach yet, you will. But while you can’t ever protect yourself 100 percent from malicious data theft, you can at least put a better lock on your door than the one your neighbor has. These three simple tips will go a long way toward helping you avoid having a hacker rifling through your files.
http://www.wired.com/2014/09/dont-get-hacked/

Protecting ATM cards from card-skimming

Until the system changes, U.S. cards are vulnerable, and recently (circa summer 2014), skimmer devices were found that actually are inserted into an ATM card slot. The solution: cover your pin entry. Especially in Europe. See http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/22/this-new-card-skimmer-is-almost-as-thin-as-a-credit-card (article archived and available in PDF below in case Tech Crunch goes away or changes the link)



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