I hear this all the time:
"I'm a nobody; why would anyone want to hack me?"
I've got six reasons for you:
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 https://YourSecure.Life/2 at 5 PM Eastern US time.
If you're not seeing this post until after that time, don't worry...you 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.
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.
Password manager passphrase.
Laptop bootup passphrase.
Laptop user password.
Phone unlock code.
Arguably several of these could be the same.
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!)
For new users:
A feature that is very useful here at H.town...
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.
This is another good writeup on going from Mac to Linux. There are alternatives to Apple's walled garden! https://markosaric.com/linux/
In Episode 4 of the Your Secure Life Podcast, I discuss Privacy and Security News from October 2019:
Full Transcript at https://YourSecure.Life/4
Clean up your digital footprint in 5 days or less with this free guide: https://YourSecure.Life/guide
Check out the podcast on your favorite podcast platform:
Today is my B-day. It'd mean the world to me if you could help me with this - re: health & monies
It's my B-day today. As some of you already know, I'm having economical difficulties and my health is not helping the situation.
I used to have a tip-jar but Paypal blocked me after I got apparently too many help, to buy a wheelchair this end of Summer.
I was able to get the wheelchair, but what money I had left that was going to use for either Physiotherapy or some more aids, especially re my Chronic Pain and now also my back, which is so screwed up I can't even stand for a minute without pain, let alone walk much. Hence, the chair.
Anyway... I was going to buy some things and now I have that money blocked in my Paypal account, pending verification until the day I'm able to get a credit card or whatever else. I'm currently too low on spoons to figure it out. It's an especially BS situation from their part, because I gave them everything - I even verified my account with my IBAN, but they also want the card, which gives me an error.
Long story short, my debit card sucks and does not let me make online payments either.
I need some things to help me with my back pain and to help me correct my posture, which will help me greatly in oh, so many ways...
I have it all in my wish-lists:
One in English and another in Spanish.
The stuff from Spain costs less since it won't involve extra-costs with huge shipping and customs fees, but I also have one from the USA for those who may have trouble with the .es one.
If you can and want to help me, please do, but only if you can afford it! Boosts also help, btw.
Thank you! <3
Oh! Should this reach any watching angel over there please let me know what you may have dropped by my mail, so I can erase it from the other wishlist.
your Ella K.
I'm not a fed but I'm watching you anyway.
He/They is fine.
Go ahead and cancel me #3319
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.