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Category Archives: Computers
(Ed. note: Social media, and especially social apps on your phone, have become a necessity in the prepper’s ‘bag of tricks,’ so I welcome this guest post from Beth on some of the apps worth considering.) A mobile phone is your lifeline: to the people you love, the places you visit, and the daily services you depend on. Increasingly intelligent smartphones even grant access to Internet search, serving as a portal to the digital realm and a mediator within the ever-widening “Internet of Things.” This is our totally-connected era. But in the interest of preparedness, there are even more practical … Continue reading
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This is the third and final episode in the Computer Security for Preppers series. We’ve covered a lot of info and cover even more in this final episode.
If you use a computer – if you’re reading this I’m pretty sure you you do – you’re going to find the information in this podcast very informative. Actually, you might even find it a little scary, but even more reason to listen.
Anyone using a computer needs to be concerned with computer security. Part of being a prepper is being prepared for all contingencies, and that includes those in our digital lives. This podcast delves into the this area. It can be scary, but having knowledge is a good start. I talk with a computer security expert about what the threats are and how we can maintain better security with our computers and digital files.
-= PODCAST TOPICS =- Data Security and Privacy Notes for this section: Encrypting your communications Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System https://tails.boum.org Anonymous searching – duckduckgo.com There are also browser plugins that can alert you to tracking as well as block these. attempts 4 Gun Safety Rules Notes for this section: Good reminder All gun accidents break one of these rules. If you follow these rules, you will never have an accident. ALWAYS treat every weapon as if it is loaded. NEVER put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire. NEVER point the weapon at anything … Continue reading
An executable file is a computer that has the ability to run a set of commands on your computer. By now, you should know that any app or program that can run on your computer can contain viruses. And these viruses can create havoc on your computer system. Every time you download a file from the Internet, or copy a file to your computer (from a USB drive, CD, etc.), you should be concerned on whether that file is going to infect your computer. Recently, I came across this web page that lists many of the executable file types. There … Continue reading
Mobile technology and software has advanced enough that it’s a force multiplier for preppers. We should take advantage of this as much as possible, given that we can have a massive amount of information at our fingertips. -= PODCAST TOPICS =- Mobile Apps for Preppers – What to keep on your mobile devices Notes for this section: First, keep in mind that I use iOS devices and have no idea how many of these are available on other platforms, like Android. However, I suspect that a good number of these are available in the Android … Continue reading
In this digital world, we need to also be prepared for everyday type of stuff, and with most people having a personal computer at home, you should need to be prepared for potential computer issues. With all of the cyber crime that we’re starting to experience, if you aren’t already employing good computer security, you should start now. Post-show note: In this podcast, I say “firewire,” but I mean firewall. Another slip of the tongue. -= PODCAST TOPICS =- Good General Computer Security Practices – Things you can do for better computer security. Notes for … Continue reading