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This is my contribution to hopefully helping people who criticize or report on the various internet hate machinations protect themselves against any possible backlash that may occur. Resources previously posted by others
Read at least those three pages in full themselves, but it's worth also reading some of the things they link to which provide more details or specific instructions. Password security tips to protect against hacking:
There are many great, important password tips in the resources linked above, but one that I keep reiterating because it rarely ever gets mentioned is this: Use an application like 1Password
or an alternative
. It makes all this password and 2-factor authentication stuff much easier to manage and deal with.
I use 1Password (1P) myself (disclosure: I have no affiliation to them nor do I get any kickback from recommending them) so that's what I'll use for this explanation. What these apps offer is a very strong password generating system that can be tweaked to accommodate different lengths and complexities, useful because some websites put stupid limits on your password (like "Max. 16 characters" when a strong pw should be more like 24 chars), and the ability to store a random, different one for each different website, service or application that you have an account with. This means that if one service gets hacked and stores their passwords in plaintext, all your other accounts are safe. 1P uses a "master password"—one that you need to remember very well, so make it complex, secure and hard to crack but something you're not likely to forget or misremember
. You use this master pw to authenticate to 1P, which then lets you copy-paste the much more complex and unique password into the service or site you're trying to log in to.
I use 1P because it works on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android and can sync via services like Dropbox. Your vault of passwords is really
heavily encrypted, and it supports writing securely encrypted notes, storing things like bank or credit card details for easy filling out in forms so that you don't have to have the services store the card details for convenience, and it supports dealing with 2-factor authentication (as best it can, which is limited by design of 2FA).
With an app like 1P, you can put unique, very strong passwords on every account you ever have anywhere, and still have great convenience in logging in and using services. It's a bit pricey for people who rely on crowdfunding etc., but the heavily improved safety, security and convenience it offers makes it well worth the money if you can afford it. It's a relatively small investment to safeguard your entire online life against attacks. What is 2FA: 2-factor authentication, a very quick what, why, and how:
From the excellent, much more detailed CNET guide on 2-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication, or 2FA as it's commonly abbreviated, adds an extra step to your basic log-in procedure. Without 2FA, you enter in your username and password, and then you're done. The password is your single factor of authentication. The second factor makes your account more secure, in theory.
In a nutshell, with 2FA you have a login username/email and password combination, and then a secondary factor—generally via a separate device or identification method—to verify that you are really you, and not someone who happened to have found your username/password combination.
A common example when setting up 2FA is to add your phone number to your account and verifying its setup for 2FA via an SMS or notification message with a code, which you then enter in the website/app. Once verified, that same method is used to log in later: you enter your usepass, the service places you on an intermediary page while sending you a verification code to your phone, and you enter the code after receiving it to log in successfully. That way, someone will need both your usepass information and
physical access to your phone.
Enabling 2FA on accounts requires that the service itself provides it as an option, which is often not the case for smaller sites & services, but is true for all the big ones: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.
To enable 2FA on your account, if supported, you'll have to go through the unique setup for each service. Look in your account settings page on each, and search for 2-Factor Authentication either there or on Change Password screens. If you can't find it, consult the Help of that service. If they have nothing about it, it's likely not supported by them. IF YOU HAVE BEEN DOXXED AND/OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING SWATTED:
Preemptively contact your local police department, and tell them the following:
- A group of online harassers has found your address details and might make a fake distress call to the police (or 911 or equivalent, which will generally dispatch to police) in an attempt to get the police to use force while investigating the call, and perhaps even accidentally shoot or hurt someone.
- Their goal with the distress call is to intimidate you or even have you get hurt by someone other than themselves, so that they don't have to commit a crime of assault or murder and definitely end up in jail. They're also cowards, generally, but they can cause very real damage with their actions.
- Note that these harassers may either not realize that abusing law enforcement for such hoaxes is still incredibly illegal and gets them thrown in jail, or they simply believe they won't get caught.
- Along the way, your local PD office may be confused, surprised or in disbelief at this, as cyberterrorism and SWATing is relatively new and not (yet) something police departments get a lot of training in. If so, having the following articles at hand may be useful to show them (either on a mobile device or printed out):
Obviously, if you see people posting threats against you with your address, or are talking about or coordinating an attack in a discussion with your personal info, screenshots and/or printouts of that serve as evidence when you go to your local Police Department. If personal info like your address is out there being shared by online hate groups, monitor the URLs where it is being discussed (use the Tor browser to mask your IP so that they can't verify their dox to you) and archive the information on your local system (using archive.today will just create a clone of the information that you then need to get scrubbed).
- Your goal is to have your local PD write down your address (optionally including a previous one you lived at that may be found online and get targeted) and your phone number in case any suspicious activity is reported to that address. Be aware that they will always respond dutifully and investigate such calls, and be clear and up front about knowing this and that you are not asking them not to investigate, but that you hope that while they do so, they call you on the provided number to verify or cross-reference the distress call.
- Assuming the above goes well and your local PD is cooperative and understanding, they will write up a report for something like "preemptive caution regarding possible suspicious activity" or something related to stalking, cybercrime and/or online harassment. You'll get a case number which you can reference whenever you wish to provide them with more information or updates on what's happening to you.
A huge thanks to all the people who aggregated and provided the many fantastic tips linked at the start of this. Go contribute to the work that they do, support them, and stay safe. You're wonderful and you have a rightful place on the internet with everyone else, your voice is important and matters, and people harassing you to silence you are in the wrong.