There are a lot of information pages out there regarding the Wannacrypt Malware/Ransomware going around right now, so I’m creating this page just to save off some links for future reference for myself (so I can close a bunch of browser tabs), but if you find something new on here: good.
Ah, Google. The giant, slowly but quite surely taking over our lives. I don’t know how many of you that use Gmail, Googles e-mail service, but I do (in addition to domain specific non-Google-services that I host myself). Google also has Two Factor Authentication possibilities, and I would suggest you enable them. Now. This is how you go about doing that.
Quite a few people use Dropbox, which is an excellent service. Therefore I figured I should do a similar write-up like I did regarding Facebook, with images and instructions on how you should enable Two Factor Authenticationon Dropbox, or actually, Two-Step Verification as they call it.
Right, Facebook. The one and only, which 2 billion or so people (ok, 1.86 billion) have a love/hate relationship with, or in Facebook lingo: it is complicated. I guess I could write articles on if you should be using Facebook at all, along with any of the big name services out there (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft etc), but as I say, that is probably another set of articles altogether, concerning privacy etc.
In my first article regarding increasing online security for normal people, I covered LastPass. Then in my second article I covered how to use a hardware dongle for Two Factor Authentication (2FA). I also use Google Authenticator for 2FA, which is an app that generates time sensitive security codes.