How to secure your online accounts

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Ultimate guide to securing your online accounts: password managers, second-factor authentication and operations security.

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You need three things to secure your online accounts:
0) Password manager to generate strong and unique passwords
1) Second-factor authentication - the best option is NitroKey Fido or YubiKey, followed by USB or app-based 2FA one-time-passwords.
2) Good OPSEC - or operations security - without it, no tool can save you.

Sources and links:
OPSEC
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/res...
https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/how-ena...
https://cpj.org/2019/01/cpj-safety-ad...
https://cpj.org/2019/07/digital-safet...
https://cpj.org/2019/09/digital-safet...
https://cpj.org/2019/01/digital-safet...
https://securityinabox.org/en/guide/m...
https://arstechnica.com/information-t...
What if you were phished https://www.forbes.com/sites/joegray/...
Information security for journalists https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Tools [I have no affiliation with the following organizations]
Password managers
https://keepassxc.org/
https://bitwarden.com/

2FA apps
FreeOTP (iOS, Android) https://freeotp.github.io/
andOTP (Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... && https://f-droid.org/packages/org.shad...
hint: both Bitwarden and KeepassXC offer 2FA TOTP

Security keys and TOTP on a USB
https://www.nitrokey.com/
https://solokeys.com/
https://www.yubico.com/

The full talk I had with Daniel is available on Patreon and will be released to all soon. He is working at Safing https://safing.io/

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