Episode #9×11: The Best Ways to Protect Yourself Online, From 2FA to Deleting Public Info

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real cybersecurity talk!
  • On this week’s episode, we are joined by cybersecurity professional Voldimmoral!
  • If you’re looking for tips to remove your personal information from the internet, check out her Medium article!
  • Your digital footprint can be left even if you’re not intentionally disclosing information. Voldimmoral details how in her line of work, digital footprints have enabled her to help solve crimes!
  • Even the most security conscious among us can be vulnerable to personal information getting out online: this is why it’s particularly important to help the less web savvy in your life be protected online.
  • On a related note, 2-factor authentication has been in the news a lot lately, with Twitter announcing they would no longer support SMS (text message) 2-factor. What are some more secure 2-factor authentication options? We recommend Google Authenticator or using a Yubikey.
  • Voldimmoral also chats with us about the pros and cons of password manager apps – and the upcoming Passkeys authentication method.
  • This week’s recommendations are a real grab bag! Cut resistant gloves (Andrew), Making a donation to Everytown for gun safety (Laura), and Lazarus Naturals (Voldimmoral).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon and Apple Podcasts:

  • Voldimmoral hangs out with us to talk cybersecurity fails!
  • We love our parents, but the boomer really does show sometimes…
  • How to dupe Nextdoor into sending hundreds of invitations to an ever expanding radius of neighbors.
  • How to spot a phishing or social engineering scheme.

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