Back to Basics: Hardening Computers & Smartphones

Definition of “Hardening,” credit: Techopedia

Foundation of Basic Computer Security Principles

The infamous C-I-A Triad

Remove All Unnecessary Applications

The Principle of Least Privilege

Defense-in-depth

Changing Default Account Passwords

Enable Automatic Updates

Use a Password Manager

KeePass offers a free locally stored Password vault option

Use Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Firewalls

Advanced Settings within Windows Defender firewall; note it is being managed by a third-party AV product (Avast)

Lock Your Computer or Device When Not Present

To lock your screen in Windows press Windows key + L simultaneously

Beware of Suspicious Emails, Attachments, & Links

Sample phishing Email

Treat Smartphones Like The Computers They Are!

Credit: top-gadgets.net

Hey Man, You Lost Me At “Security”

Credit: Weird Al Yankovitch

security & privacy well-done with a side order of no | keybase.io/d3structo

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