What are some of the precautions you take to protect your computer from Virus/Botnets/NSA?
>install a GNU/Linux distro
>full disk encryption with dm-crypt
>password manager with a strong, hidden keyfile
>Avoid harmful countries (US, UK, FR, etc) servers
and you're already a lot more secure than the average retard.
from there, start researching on your own.
I don't download random shit I find on torrent sites or any download link that leads to some LinkBucks/Ad.fly loophole. Literally just use your common sense, make backups, and don't be a retard. I have to fix my Sister's laptop at least once a month because she gets viruses and adware and toolbars clicking on shit on those game sites. I've installed uBlock Origin but the fucking retard always disables it because it blocks her Facebook news stories.
if the nsa actually gave a fuck about you it wouldnt matter, because you nerds would give up your password after one night in jail.
the only real reason to use encryption is in case your device is stolen, but in reality most people arent going to bother even trying to crack a windows password
>encrypted all my HDDs
>in addition a password for my windows (lel botnet) user for cases when I just log out so others around me can't log in and mess with my shit
>firefox with ublock origin and https everywhere (and other addons too but those are for quality of life rather than security or privacy)
>wipe free space on all HDDs once in a while
>try to use free as in freedom software as much as possible whenever there is a legit floss software for my needs
>use good passwords and different passwords for every important service (For disposable or meaningless accounts I typically just go with password1 and fake email)
This. People disable so many shit in their browsers to prevent data tracking and muh NSA tracking my Anime torrents, then I always hear them talking about how to remove viruses and malware. Stupid autistic faggots. My University Comp Sci class is a piece of shit. Everybody here is a fucking /g/ and /x/ deluded faggot.
COMMON SENSE 2016 BETA
Palemoon with modified user.js plus proxy
No, thanks I am not a silly goy. I'd rather donate to holocaust survivors than buy non-private network logins from NSA Affiliates.
WAKE UP GOYM
>>encrypted all my HDDs
tell us more goy
>>in addition a password for my windows (lel botnet) user for cases when I just log out so others around me can't log in and mess with my shit
implying this will:
A) Call any hacker to your SECURELY PASSWORDED NSA/CLIENT OS
B) Call any NSA agent to your SECURELY PASSWORDED NSA/CLIENT OS
>>firefox with ublock origin and https everywhere (and other addons too but those are for quality of life rather than security or privacy)
>>wipe free space on all HDDs once in a while
how many passes then
>>try to use free as in freedom software as much as possible whenever there is a legit floss software for my needs