"Hey Mike, you know computers, how do I not get hacked?"

"Stop doing those dumb 'What Industrial Solvent Are You?' quizzes, delete Facebook and don't reuse your passwords."

"Hahah yeah, but seriously, what app for my phone should I get?"

@mike also using good passwords helps; ideally even if you reused a password from a site that just used bare MD5 with no salt for its passwords, you'd still be safe. The whole Ⓑ network is about 45 (SHA1) exahashes/second at the moment; resisting that for a year would require a 90-bit password like "made exams icl rab ha gavin anne grips" or "VKTvG4OB6y1uC>" or "dddbaqjzsltnozkdqzwz".

(And a password manager on your phone could totally help you not reuse passwords.)

@mike now wondering what industrial solvent I am...

@waweic @Andrea oh god it still exists! That thing has been my go-to reference quiz name for years and years! I assumed it was dead and gone by now.

I'm still and proud!

@mike @waweic @Andrea

for some inexplicable reason i also self-identify as Tetrachloroethane, possibly because i don't adhere to dirt particles.

Q: What apps do I need to make my phone more secure?

A: You need less apps to make your phone more secure, not more.

Q. But. But. Is there an OS with focus on privacy I could use on my phone to make it more secure?

A: Yes, you could try LineageOS.

Q. Cool! Does it run the FB app and WhatsApp?

A: I'm off to the pub down at the end of the road, if you need more advice... 😉

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