Security Checklist

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designed to improve your online privacy and security. provides a beginner’s checklist for staying safe on the internet. The list is dynamic and can change. The website allows you to check things off to keep track as you go.

The list provides detailed information on the following subjects:

  • Use a password manager
  • Create a strong device passcode
  • Use two-factor authentication
  • Set up a mobile carrier PIN
  • Encrypt your devices
  • Freeze Your Credit
  • Change your DNS settings to or
  • Use a VPN
  • Review the privacy of your physical space
  • Use a privacy-first web browser
  • Use a privacy-first search engine
  • Use a privacy-first email provider
  • Review location, camera, and other sensitive device permissions
  • Review and remove metadata attached to photos you share
  • Review your social media privacy settings
  • Use encrypted messaging apps when sharing sensitive information
  • Educate yourself about phishing attacks
  • Keep your devices up to date