170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810  |  203.797.4505  |   |  Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy
Technology Center Technology Center » Quick Tips » Computer on a thumb drive

 Keeping  your online communications Private

   The following suggestions will help keep your medical, legal, banking,
   business, and personal activities private and secure.
1. For your Wi-Fi, use WPA-2 encryption, hide your
    Wi-Fi broadcast name and reduce the transmission signal strength
2. In public Wi-Fi settings, establish a VPN connection, then browse
3. When you IM, use OTR encryption   
   ( Pidgin for Windows, AdiumX for Macintosh )
4. Encrypt your HD
5. Use Hushmail not Hotmail
6. Use different passwords for different sites:
   news-site.com different from bank-site.com
           Glossary
      Wi-Fi : Wireless-Fidelity
      WPA : Wi-Fi Protected Access
      VPN : Virtual Private Network
      IM OTR : Instant Message  Off the Record

  This is a good start.  For further reading:
.......................................................................

How to encrypt your iPhone

 

Tips and Tricks