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As more and more parts of our lives are stored and managed through online accounts, it is critical to understand how to keep those accounts secure. Ian R Buck sits down with Elena Machkasova, computer science professor, to talk about what attackers are after, how they try to gain access, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:32 | Things Attackers Might Be After

00:12:02 | Methods of Attack 00:32:26 | Tools to Protect Yourself 00:32:35 | Create Strong, Unique Passwords 00:38:00 | Use a Password Manager 00:43:20 | Two-Factor Authentication 00:44:38 | Use Services That Do Security Right 00:48:42 | Use Devices That Do Security Right 00:49:54 | Consumer Reports Privacy Guide 00:50:10 | Have I Been Pwned 00:50:29 | Non-Public Recovery Email 00:51:03 | 10 Minute Mail 00:51:24 | Encrypt Your Storage and Connections 00:52:23 | Shred Sensitive Paper Documents 00:52:51 | Judicious Use of Browser Extensions 00:54:08 | Judicious Use of App Permissions 00:54:38 | Judicious Use of Third-Party Integrations 00:55:12 | Virus Protection 00:56:10 | Recognize Warnings 00:56:46 | Don’t Dox Yourself 00:57:08 | Ad Blocking 00:57:40 | Beware Open Wifi 00:58:19 | Use a VPN 00:59:07 | Put On Political Pressure Regarding Security 01:01:01 | Outro Connect With The Nexus Attributions Copyright

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