Linus Tech Tips, YouTuber with millions of subscribers, had his accounts hacked this week. The attackers didn’t get access to his password or 2FA: they stole his SESSION TOKEN.
We explain what a session token is, how this attack works, and what you can do to protect yourself.
00:00 Linus Tech Tips HACKED
02:18 What is a Session Token?
06:08 How to Protect Yourself
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Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell
Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
What has the government done to our money – Rothbard
Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald
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USB-C to ethernet adapter:
Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)
Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)
Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
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Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
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