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I hear this all the time:

"I'm a nobody; why would anyone want to hack me?"

I've got six reasons for you:

  1. You have money.
  2. You have good credit.
  3. You were randomly chosen.
  4. You pissed off the wrong person.
  5. Your friend or family members pissed off the wrong person.
  6. You put yourself out there as an online entrepreneur, Twitch streamer, YouTuber, etc.

If you think no one would ever try to hack you, you need this episode.

There's going to be a live YouTube Premier of this episode at YourSecure.Life/2 at 5 PM Eastern US time.

If you're not seeing this post until after that time, don't can still watch it. Any time, anywhere. Just go to the website.

There is also an audio version (it is a podcast afterall) and a text version of the transcripts, if you're more into reading.

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Anyones company lookin for a remote Ruby (on Rails) developer (me)?

#ruby #rubyonrails #jobsearch

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If someone blocks you, that is a clearly set boundary. No matter how upset you are, going through their timeline is showing you have no respect for it. Asking people to pass messages along in order to circumvent blocks is just plain trampling it.

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What I sometimes cannot get is how OSS projects still use GitHub. Sure, GitHub is great and all, but we've seen them do many terrible things. Use @codeberg or Gitea! Or, even better, host git on your own domain.

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Password manager passphrase.
Laptop bootup passphrase.
Laptop user password.
Phone unlock code.

Arguably several of these could be the same.

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uspol, border 

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Like tbh, if someone had a tool that just sent me a digest of tags I follow in the fediverse, I'd use that a lot.

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How is everyone? Going to use the hashtag #FediCheckIn to do this :)

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@RadicalEdward We're reading Cult of the Dead Cow in January.

Randomly generate all your passwords. Put them in 1Password. Randomly generate your 1Password password. Put it in LastPass. Randomly generate your LastPass password. Put it in KeePassX. Use a memorable string of words for that password.

(This is ridiculous overkill but you could take it even further if you wanted to!)

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You should only know one password, and that password is the one to get into your encrypted password manager.

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For new users:

A feature that is very useful here at

Local only posts.

this option will put an eyeball emoji at the end of your post. the presence of this particular emoji will keep your post local-only.

Be aware, that a reply downstream that does not maintain the emoji in the post will break any sort of privacy with it, so Caveat Emptor and shit.

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This is another good writeup on going from Mac to Linux. There are alternatives to Apple's walled garden!

In Episode 4 of the Your Secure Life Podcast, I discuss Privacy and Security News from October 2019:

  • The Adobe Breach
  • US Senators seeking NatSec Review of TikTok
  • CEOs Responsible for Data
  • Regarding the Nord VPN Breach
  • Is Gradient Storing Your Photos?

Full Transcript at YourSecure.Life/4

Clean up your digital footprint in 5 days or less with this free guide: YourSecure.Life/guide

Check out the podcast on your favorite podcast platform:

Olive Garden Hackers.Town. When you're here, you're family.

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Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

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Today is my B-day. It'd mean the world to me if you could help me with this - re: health & monies 

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