The Crypto News Podcast

Episode 008: Essential Crypto Security

Welcome to the Crypto News Podcast Bootcamp Episode number 8!

Coming up in today’s show:

  • Why you mustn’t be offended when you get told 2FO!
  • Two free tools to soup up your crypto security
  • Why the incognito settings in your browser aren’t just for surfing dodgy websites 🙂

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1) Paul's new crypto mug:

Paul Teague

2) See the Bitcoin Security infographic which we were referring to:

3) Security tips – we are not security experts!

I avoid using my mobile phone for all financial transactions, crypto and banking … see https://www.webroot.com/ie/en/home/resources/tips/mobile-security/mobile-how-do-i-protect-the-information-on-my-mobile-phone

> It’s advised to use a laptop which you ONLY use for cryptos … nothing else!

> At the very least, make sure vyou have decent security software installed … I use Avast

> Keep your PC up-to-date … always take updates ASAP

> Use incognito to navigate to the crypto websites and make sure you’ve got the right address/URL … there are many hijacking sites out there, they often appear in Google ads!

> Use a tool like Lastpass to store your passwords

> Use 2 factor authentication on all sites … either Google Authenticator or Authy … Authy is better if you lose your phone: https://authy.com/blog/authy-vs-google-authenticator/

> I’ve had Monero disappear … I can’t find it! I have to assume somebody swiped it through my carelessness 🙁

8 Tips For Security: https://hackernoon.com/eight-simple-rules-for-protecting-your-cryptocurrency-5cdddc9f674d

Top 10 Tips: https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/top-10-bitcoin-security-tips/

Check out http://www.badbitcoin.org/ for details of scams etc

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