Cybersecurity for the Trumped
November 22, 2016 7:25 AM   Subscribe

Cybersecurity for the Trumped
Because I'm worried for all those who now find themselves (soon to be) living under a government that they cannot trust, I've decided to try my best to help people enhance their online privacy and security. So I have started posting on this blog about the risks, and the things we can do to help avoid them.

Who am I to talk about these things? I'm not an infosec expert, by any means. I have, however, learned from friends who are exactly that. I also have decent search-fu. I'm the co-founder of a hackerspace, and a moderator on the Linux Mint forum.
There is always a chance that I'm wrong. If you feel that my information is incorrect or incomplete, and you can point me to better information, please let me know. I'm eager to learn new things and I don't want to mislead anybody.

Six posts are up so far and I'm far from being done. Anonymous commenting is possible. Please feel free to post questions and comments.
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posted by Too-Ticky (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Seven posts up, and I've added a spiffy redirect:
No worries, it's still https underneath.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:36 AM on November 24, 2016

Nice work! Informative and motivating. One thing, though: Not sure Instagram, being an integrated part owned by Facebook, can be used as a Facebook alternative.
posted by lipsum at 10:10 PM on November 26, 2016

Good point. It can be an alternative with regards to the role it can play in someone's life, but that doesn't mean it's safe in every way. I should probably make a note of that. Thanks!
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:59 PM on November 26, 2016

I'd love a post about smartphone security, esp. since so many of our phones are totally integrated to Google (or Apple, which is only marginally better..).
posted by tapir-whorf at 4:08 PM on November 27, 2016

There's a good batch of links here if you are interested in some anonymity:
posted by beesbees at 6:04 AM on November 28, 2016

Smartphones are totally going to be talked about soon, but I need to do some research, since I don't have one. I'm afraid I won't have very good news though. But probably still some tips.

Beesbees, thanks for the link! Looks good, I'll stick it in the link list.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:31 PM on November 29, 2016

Post on smartphones is up now, as well as one on Facebook. I've gotten https for my redirect and I got some infosec experts to fact check my posts. Full steam ahead, I'm not done!
posted by Too-Ticky at 3:49 PM on December 9, 2016

Post on VPNs is up.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:58 AM on December 22, 2016

I''ve taken a break but not stopped. I have posted about instant messaging and chat, and I have more subjects up my sleeve.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:00 AM on February 16, 2017

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