April 5, 2017
#1820: Security Advice
[Cueball is listening to Ponytail who holds her hands out in front of her.]
Ponytail: We’ve been trying for decades to give people good security advice.
Ponytail: But in retrospect, lots of the tips actually made things worse.
[Cueball takes his hand to his chin as Ponytail takes her arms down.]
Cueball: Maybe we should try to give bad advice?
Ponytail: I guess it’s worth a shot.
[Below these two panel is one large and long panel with a long list with 13 tips. The underlined heading and the bracket below it are centered above the bullet list below.]
(Print out this list and keep it in your bank safe deposit box.)
- Don’t click links to websites
- Use prime numbers in your password
- Change your password manager monthly
- Hold your breath while crossing the border
- Install a secure font
- Use a 2-factor smoke detector
- Change your maiden name regularly
- Put strange USB drives in a bag of rice overnight
- Use special characters like & and %
- Only read content published through tor.com
- Use a burner’s phone
- Get an SSL certificate and store it in a safe place
- If a border guard asks to examine your laptop, you have a legal right to challenge them to a chess game for your soul.