DIY Computer & Cyber Security – cheap or free

Quick and dirty DIY security Cheat Sheet.

This document will hopefully help close up 80% of your potential security issues if followed completely and accurately.

Secure your passwords:

The majority of people use very weak passwords and reuse them on different websites. How are you supposed to use strong, unique passwords on all the websites you use? The solution is a password manager.

Don’t Reuse Passwords!

Password reuse is a serious problem because of the many password leaks that occur each year, even on large websites. When your password leaks, malicious individuals have an email address, username, and password combination they can try on other websites. If you use the same login information everywhere, a leak at one website could give people access to all your accounts. If someone gains access to your email account in this way, they could use password-reset links to access other websites, like your online banking or PayPal account.

Recommended Password Manager:

Lastpass – Very secure online Manager works on ALL devices, free one at a time and small fee for multiple devices at one time! –   <<< I use this!

NordPass – From the makers of NORDVPN – Password manager –

Keeper Security – Free option great for companies –

1Password –

Enable 2FA (2nd factor Authentication) whenever possible:   

Recommended 2FA Software & Hardware:

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security system that requires two distinct forms of identification in order to access something.

Two-factor authentication can be used to strengthen the security of an online account, a smartphone, or even a door. 2FA does this by requiring two types of information from the user—a password or personal identification number (PIN), a code sent to the user’s smartphone, or a fingerprint—before whatever is being secured can be accessed.

Authy – <<< I use this!

Google Authenticator – 

YubiKey Hardware 2fa –

What’s the next level of DIY security?