Securing Your Internet Communications (Survival Related)

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Tactics
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Survival today is not only about procuring food, water, shelter and having defensive capabilities; at times it comes down to securing your internet communications if needed.  In today’s world internet access and communication is the number one way that most people obtain quick information whenever it is needed.  The internet is available almost everywhere and can be accessed by an array of devices.  Internet communication thus plays a pivotal role in survival planning and preparation.  Be aware of the following.

  • A record exists somewhere of everything you do on the internet.
  • Encryption programs usually have backdoor access so cannot be considered 100% safe.
  • Anything you do on the net can be compromised.
  • Thumb drives a.k.a. zip drives a.k.a. flash drives are portable, transportable pocket carry storage devices and are excellent ways to carry information when encrypted.  Information can be taken with you and accessed almost anywhere.
  • Hide information within documents so it is not recognizble upon casual glance.
  • Use pre-established codes within document text to keep information private
  • Maintain password security.  Keep in mind that a keystroke logger is a device attached between your keyboard and PC and if one is present it will record every keystroke and password entry you make.  You can defeat the password portion by copying and pasting your password in instead of typing it.  Internet spying software will not be defeated by this method.

While the internet is a great tool for all sorts of things it is not nearly as private as you might think.  Have fun but be careful out there.

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Comments
  1. Amanda J. says:

    Yes, I am becoming more and more aware of each keystroke these days – but not only that, this business of using credit and debit cards to purchase not only on-line, but also in shops and retail outlets. Too much information. Someone out there knows way to much about us but I’ve cut right back now and never use plastic if I can avoid it. I’m not into the banks (particularly) being able to keep tabs on every move I make. Too much information! Liking your blog more and more, no harm in being prepared and awareness is the first step for sure!! Keep up the great work RMac, you’re doing a great service!!

    Amanda 😉

  2. rmactsc says:

    Thanks Amanda. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog and I always appreciate your comments.

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