If a hacker gets access to your email, bank, or crypto account, they can turn your life upside down. How secure are YOUR accounts?

One thing that can help you secure them is to use 2fa (2-factor-authentication) where you have to use multiple methods to sign into an account, rather than just a single password on a website. 2FA makes your account MUCH more secure.

But not all 2FA methods are create equal. For example SIM swaps allow hackers to intercept certain 2FA methods, so if your account is tied to a phone number then you’re more vulnerable to being hacked.

We dive into various 2FA methods, including SMS verification, TOTP apps (authenticator apps), and security keys (like YubiKey), explain which is the most secure, and also talk about the tradeoffs of each.

For more info about 2FA, check out this awesome article from Paul Stamatiou: https://paulstamatiou.com/getting-started-with-security-keys/

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening 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)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)