Personal Security for Advanced Users Group 18 Andrew Trusty, Gaurav Mullick
Motivation • Apply security practices outside of the lab • Survey results = we are all bad at security we all care about security • Provide workable security solutions to everyday computing tasks
Sections • Lessons from the labs • Everyday Security • chat, email, browsing, passwords, backup, remote access, disk encryption • Common Sense Security • Keeping up to date on Security
Everyday Security • OTR • Prism • PwdHash • Tor • SSH Proxy • Hamachi
Common Sense Tips • Use secure passwords. • Install anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software. • Keep OS and software updated. • Don't login as Administrator account for daily use • Lock you computer when you leave it. • Use other methods of authentication. • Make and encrypt backups.
Common Sense Tips 2 • Secure your browser. • Secure you communication including file transfer • Disconnect from the network when not using it for long periods of time. • Uninstall any software that you don't use. • Partition your disk to minimize loss of data. • Encrypt or password protect important data. • Keep up with security news.
Keeping Up To Date • Secunia.com Microsoft.com/security Slashdot.org LinuxSecurity.com SecureMac.com Schneier.com/blog VerySecureLinux.com Xforce.iss.netSecurity Now! Network Security Podcast & many more!
Lab Contents • Personal Security Survey • Review of Personal Security Tips in the Labs • Security Overview for Common Chat Protocols • Email Encryption, Anonymization, & Disposable Email • Addons for Securing Mozilla Firefox • Standalone Web Applications • Anonymous Browsing with Freenet & TOR • Password Management & Generation • Secure Backup • Secure Remote Access • Disk Encryption • Common Sense Security Tips • 100+ websites, mailing lists, newsletters and podcasts to help you keep up with security news Questions?