Security and Privacy Online and In Life (SPOIL)

There is a need for more information that helps ordinary people understand how to protect themselves from scams and fraud. Many scams are perpetuated through the technology that we use everyday — our telephones, our computers, etc. Attacks are happening constantly, and you need to know how to recognize them and avoid being taken.

I will classify my thoughts and hints about computer security and personal privacy in a broad category that I will call SPOIL : Security and Privacy Online and In Life. The term is my own … it probably won’t catch on.  SPOIL awareness is something that every person should have. Even if you are computer illiterate, or try to live your life technology-free, you need to be aware of the ways that people are trying to steal your identity and your assets.

Pages about Security and Privacy

Posts about Security and Privacy

Write That Password Down!

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Never Enough Backups – Part 1

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