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Alohomora: Simple Security for Muggles and Wizards alike

Two years ago, I wrote a post specifically about passwords. However, these days there are a few more things that one should be doing to protect themselves so I will be going over a few digital security topics in this post. Wait! Don't be scared, I know security can sound hard but it doesn't have to be. I'd like this guide to be easy to follow so even someone without an interest in security can quickly start being secure online. Passwords I've covered this before but I'll summarize the post here. Password Setup Steps: Create two very strong, but easy to remember passwords for you password manager and email. You can do this by: Rolling some dice to create a Diceware Passphrase Easy creation site (use 6 words minimum!) and EFF's explanation on how/why   Use the Schneier Scheme Write down these passwords and put them in a safe place. This may sound odd, but even Bruce Shneier has said: If you can't remember your passwords, write them down a