This weeks module is about internet privacy? I think?? Anyways, that’s what I got out of it.
As a future communication professional (lol), the issue of privacy is a concern to me. Having privacy is a personal thing. Everyone enjoys their privacy, but being hacked and what not can destroy that. In the article https://www.wired.com/2014/09/dont-get-hacked/ talks about three steps to not get hacked.
- DONT REUSE PASSWORDS.
“If they get you, this is how you’ll get got. Password reuse is a huge problem. If you use the same password multiple places, it makes you only as secure as the most vulnerable target.”
- SET UP A TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
This just means that if you try to log into your account from an unknown device a code will be sent to your mobile device. “The thing you should know about two-factor is that once you have it set up, which is typically an easy process, you’ll rarely have to actually use it. It’s mostly a set it and forget it operation.”
- USE A PASSWORD MANAGER
Not, not someone you hire to tell you what your passwords should be. Dashlane, 1Password, Keeper and LastPass are websites that will help you create strong passwords. All you need is a master password to get into all these website. Theres no website to help you create a master password. You’ll have to use your thinker for that.
Being hacked is a serious thing. Hacked emails were a big thing during the election, and a big thing still under investigation is that the election could’ve been hacked by foreign occupants. Could hacking have implications for public discourse and a democratic society?