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Tuesday Sweep: 12 June 2018

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Your weekly reminder to back up your data, update software and otherwise pay attention to your digital environment. (Oh, and to head to the CRASH Space meeting…)

Once again got to have a wonderful time at the Eyeo Festival. This year’s videos aren’t up yet, but 2017’s are. PS – give to the LAist kickstarter… IT’S SO CLOSE!!!

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Sweep

Weekly Basics

  • Check that backup systems are actually running. (more)
  • Update main computer(s), phone(s) and tablet(s). (more)
  • Clean out and reset wallet/purse/laptop bag/vehicle. (more)
  • Spend some time adding passwords to your password manager and updating flagged passwords. (more)
  • What neglected inbox will you check today? (more)

This Week’s Focus:

Zone 2 is “identity,” how to increase the chances they you’re you and they’re them. One key step, using a password manager, is included in the weekly basics above.

  • Enable Two Factor Authorization somewhere new, and/or ask for it from a vendor that doesn’t offer it. (more)
  • Log in to financial accounts to check the transaction history. (more)
  • Check for new breaches & scams. (more)
  • Any paper to shred? (more)
  • Continue to use unique, fake answers to “secret questions” for password resets. (more)
  • Do a little self-stalking (more)
  • A reminder to independently verify phone numbers, links and other contact information provided to you. (more)

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Relax

Update your Steam wishlists now for the Summer Sale starting June 21 @ 9:55 AM PT.  I’d like to make a call out for pretty much anything by Amanita Design. I’ve loved them since their very first flash game in 2003.

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I make things that do stuff. The best, though, is teaching others to do the same. Founder of @crashspacela Alum of @ITP_NYU

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