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Tuesday Sweep: 9 October 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…)

Zone 02, “identity,” how to increase the chances they you’re you and they’re them when interacting with people online.

Sadly, part of my identity is migraine sufferer. I had one last week. Go figure.  I’ve learned that when ever possible, it’s better not to go back and try go back and do missed tasks. If I try to back fill, that just leaves me constantly feeling behind. I try to focus on todays priorities today and get as far as I can. So I didn’t do the Tuesday Sweep on Wednesday last week. I just dropped it, knowing I could pick it up today. It’s like being a musician in an band, when you loose your place it’s not about “catching up” but simply a matter of rejoining the song at the current bar without making a big fuss about it.

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Sweep

Weekly Basics

(New order!)

  • Check that backup systems are actually running. (more)
  • Update main computer(s), phone(s) and tablet(s). (more)
  • Wipe down your main devices, physically! (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 02:  Identity

  • 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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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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