In this article, I will summarize the tools I use to protect myself on the Internet.
The first point is certainly the most obvious, the VPN. VPN connects to an other network. The IP that we use is therefore "masked".
As VPN provider I use ExpressVPN.
The second point has also become increasingly important in our daily life in recent years. SSL encrypts the communication between the client and the server. An example of use could be when a site offers authentication. Here for Facebook:
If you came to see this, you must beware:
It could be that someone is trying to steal our IDs.
In recent years, many password management software has emerged. In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to protect yourself because you can easily create a unique password of several tens of characters long per site.
I use 1Password.
The add-in to the password is two-factor authentication. That is to say that in addition to the password, the site asks us to enter a unique key that regenerates every 30 seconds or we simply receive an SMS with a unique code.
I use Authy.
An alternative to of 2FA is the U2F standard. The concept is very basic, you order a special USB key that contains a unique key. You activate the key on the site and during authentication, we insert the key into the computer and magic! you are connected to the site.
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