Cyber-Security Advice

PREFABS: NOT The BCfm Politics Show – prepare for NSA/GCHQ cyberwar – Measures to consider in preparation for a cyberattack on your home:

Avoid the ‘Internet of Things (IoT) like the plague, so-called ‘Smart’ technology, particularly ‘Smart Meters’ (fraud, spy & bombs) in your home. Its the perfect access route for all sorts of hackers.

P – Passwords – have about ten, one each for most important accounts. Mix of random letters/numbers, write out on paper, in a hardback notebook and change regularly. Get numbered list of passwords through snail mail on paper from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) wherever possible.

R – Real privacy – use GNUPG or Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) to encrypt emails and files and to securely wipe your old discs.

E – Email accounts – paid for with phone support if possible, set up free junk/spam account for ‘registering’ on increasing number of websites/forums that insist on it.

F – Firewall – one example is the Agnitum Outpost Firewall. NEVER use ‘smart meters’ etc. in the home

A – Air-gap – use hard wired network cables, not wireless connections which waste energy, have health risks and are insecure. Have at least one device/computer that never connects to the internet, alternatively only have one computer online.

B – Backups – get a large 3-4Tb backup drive and copy all files into one directory there to avoid backup duplication. Periodically backup your backup drive.

S – Software – consider non-Windows Linux operating system, anti-virus/malware – see also www.oldversion.com

A 36-year veteran of America’s Intelligence Community, William Binney resigned from his position as Director for Global Communications Intelligence (COMINT) at the National Security Agency (NSA) and blew the whistle, after discovering that his efforts to protect the privacy and security of Americans were being undermined by those above him in the chain of command.

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