OPSEC resources

Security Freeze: 

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Security Freeze
    Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security, 6/15/15
  • It may cost you a small fee ($10 per bureau in Virginia)
  • May be free if you can supply a copy of a police report indicating identify theft. Police reports can only be filed for crime that occurs in the jurisdiction (good luck with an online breach).
  • You can file a data breach report with the FTC and then bring this to the police.
  • A freeze only works for adults. Minors not included.
  • Doesn’t work in Michigan.

VPNs:
That One Privacy Guy’s Site: VPN Comparison Chart

Secure surfing:
Here’s How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider. 4/3/17 Amul Kalia (EFF)

Router security:
routersecurity.org. Michael Horowitz (@defensivecomput)
Opt-out tutorials and services:

Personal Security:

  • OPSEC book: Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy
    Violet Blue (@violetblue), No Starch Press
  • Persona creator: http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
  • Persona impersonation:  see if your user name, name, or persona is being used on social media platforms or domain registrations without your knowledge. Probable impersonation.
    • Social media usernames: https://namechk.com/
    • Domains: Namecheck.com https://www.namecheck.com

Your rights when travelling (EFF links):

Identity Theft stories

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