How Many of These Simple Security Tips Do You Actually Use?

The ever helpful folks at Household Hacker have come up with a list of quick and easy security tips to make your life on the Internet a wee bit more secure. Most of you probably already do a lot of this stuff. And if you don't, you should. Even if it makes your life a little bit more annoying, it's also making everything a little more secure.


The 7 tips are as follows:

  • Use different e-mail addresses for different accounts. Or even use temporary e-mail accounts
  • Porn mode browser (or Tor)
  • Never save your credit card information
  • Public Network Wi-Fi setting
  • Secret answers for security questions
  • Don't overshare on social networks
  • Secure your Wi-Fi

How many of these tips do you actually follow? How many of you follow none? And if not the seven above, what other simple methods of security do you use in your daily life?



I have my own domain. I create Email addresses as needed. Usually the place I'm using it @domain. Then, I either redirect to my own if I need it, or redirect to bit bucket if I don't. Easy to cut off spam or other 'problem' incoming.

Porn Mode? I guess if you need porn. I just jump the hot wife.

Credit Card info isn't too important. All internet cards are debits that are funded with only what covers a particular purchase. If they are stolen, the thief gets nothing and I swap to a backup and close the account.

Public WiFi - That's what LTE is for - DUH!

Made up some answers for the Security Questions - even if you know me really well, you'll get them wrong.

Overshare... You mean telling people intimate things on the Internet? eeeew.

Secure WiFi? The dogs will have you, and you'll be shot and fed to the pigs for trespassing long before you get close enough for me to worry about WiFi security. Oh, you are using a directional antenna with high gain from the summit of that hill? You are still in range - Do you feel lucky? Well do ya - punk?