For those who aren’t that concerned, you should be. Chances are that most of your online communications, encrypted or not, have been, and continue to be swept up, and catalogued by intelligence agencies and profit-seeking companies around the world. These claims may sound conspiratorial, but with the revelations of Edward Snowden and dozens of court cases, it has been clear that these claims are factual.
Perhaps now it a good opportunity to think about how secure your communications really are. Below are a series of of articles that detail some best practices for improving your online security. They are easy to understand guides sharing the steps to protect your communications and personal privacy with little inconvenience.
1. Read these articles
2. See if your passwords have already compromised
Enter your email address on this site and it will search through many of the major hacks that have occurred and let you know if your username and password for that service were stolen. • Have i been pwned?
3. Update your passwords
4. Learn from Clinton’s mistakes, secure your email
5. Use Signal for secure communications
6. Give your folks a hand