This has nothing much to do with the business of events – except that if you foul up on one or the other of these simple computer security issues, you could be in for a most aggravating if not disastrous time.
So here are ten tips I’ve gleaned from ‘all over’ and the experience of people just like you…and me!
Remember how Battleship Galactica survived…? By separating itself from the universe…
- Use a vpn – a virtual private network. Have a look at PC World recommendations. Create private internet access and choose where you want to connect. A VPN enables watching videos that are geo blocked. This will scramble and un unscramble for you and secure you when using free public wifi which can open you up to others' computers. Zombie attacks and spamming are blocked. Try Privoxy or Airtasker. Look at Hamachi which is used by kids to create point to point connections.
- Close down all windows 98 machines – they are ‘lethal’.
- Do not use laptops for banking, use mobile phones.
- Always use https settings. Have look at https anywhere via the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Use strong passwords and a password manager such as Last Pass or Dashlane.
- Use 'no script' options. Note that Java, for example, is totally unsecure.
- Use two factor or multi factor authentication for transactions and commercial documentation.
- Encrypt private files. Consider open source document encrypting via TrueCrypt, GNU privacy guard and mailvelope which offers a mail encryption plug-in for your browser.
- Use Adblock Plus and Do Not Track Me.
- Watch the ‘Web of Trust’ webmaster video series
Be one of those who know how things work.