posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 11:53 AM
Wow, I really want to look into these "built-in back doors for the NSA". Kinda creeps me out.
Since the topic "Protecting Yourself Online" will bring windows users here, I will add my safty tips for Windows. Windows is ok to use online, but
you must be safe on the internet.
Think of it this way, your Windows box on the internet without safe measures, is the same as me, your average white guy in Cali, wandering around
cities in Iraq. Sure, it will be ok for a while, but I wont last long.
My internet rules:
1. Use A Firewall - Never ever connect a PC to the intenet unless you trust the firewall. Lean how to tighten all your security settings. Linksys
routers are acceptable, but a Linux box as a firewall would be better.
2. Use Antivirus - Use a trusted brand, I have been ok with norton for 14 years. Im sick of free brands. We use Office Scan at work, and its
completely useless. Norton kills bugs dead fast, as long as you update it daily.
3. Use safe wifi - If you have a wifi router use 128-bit WEP or higher encryption.
Choose not to boradcast your SID, or choose a silly name like FBI Surveillance or something (I think more will mess with you with a name like this,
Lock down WIFI connection by MAC address.