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Chapter 11. Top Ten Ways to Shut Down Hackers

Introduction

Presented in no particular order, here are the 10 best ways to shut down hackers.

Go Undercover

Keep it secret. Gandalf had it right when he said, “Keep it secret, keep it safe.” Don't work on private stuff in public spaces, and don't make yourself a target. Be aware of the profile you present, and tone it down if necessary. If you've got to work on private stuff in public, consider a laptop privacy filter. Of course, bear in mind that an experienced shoulder surfer will see a privacy filter and rightly assume you're working on something sensitive. Because of this, the mere existence of a filter can make you or your machine a target. Did I mention leaving the private stuff out of public ...

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