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Tuesday Sweep: 13 November 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.

I know I’m behind on sweep stuff, focusing on other things the last couple of weeks. BTW, Good Work. Progress feels nice. So let’s jump in.

Jump in Here

  • Welcome. If you haven’t been following along, it’s okay. You’re not behind, you’re just where you are.
  • Need a instant pick me up? Jump straight to our Easy Wins.
  • There are more recommendations under Start Here.
  • Feeling more ambitious? Just wait for the Learn section!

Sweep

Weekly Basics

  • 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)

Learn

News and Updates

Where do you scan for news? Some of these links are a bit older because the last two weeks were all about the election.

Engage

We are a community. You are a welcome part of it.

Relax

Carving Danjiri – ornate traditional Japanese wooden festival floats via /r/ArtisanVideos

 

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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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