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Watch Your Hack

A manual to protect yourself against hackers 👨‍💻

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Jacqueline von Tesmar
Hey @danielverlaan, Have you ever been hacked?
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@jacqvon Yes. Couple of times in my life :-) And it was because of stupid mistakes, like not changing my weak password or illegally downloading a game with ransomware in it. I've had my fair share... As a technology journalist I notice that most people lack basic knowledge of how the internet works. So I thought: why not change that. I called a few hacker friends and asked them for tips. That's how Watch Your Hack was made! I hope technology savvy people share the manual with friends & family who can use some basic online security tips :-)
Juan Buis
comprehensive, accessible guide by a great guy who knows what he's talking about
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@juanbuis Thanks for the kinds words Juan!
Anthony Da Mota
Very accessible and comprehensive guide! Thanks. May I ask an unrelated question? If you or a friend made it, may I ask you what technique do you use to make the noise on the 3 first images on the website? For example, this one: https://watchyourhack.com/img/debasis.png Do you just add a global noise or it is something else? Because I feel like the noise isn't everywhere sometimes, but it may be because of light colors (thus the noise isn't visible as it is white). (sorry for the unrelated question, I've been liking this so far!)
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@akdm_ Hi Anthony! Thanks for your reply. All the chapter images like the one above have a bit of noise as you can see, the website doesn't add noise. The designer (Laura Kolker) added the noise. I could choose between images with or without noise, and I found the images with noise a bit nicer.
Anthony Da Mota
@danielverlaan Thanks for your reply Daniël. Yes I know that isn't added by any CSS styling :) My question was indeed what technique did she used to add this noise, as if it's a global (white) noise or something else. But I guess I'll contact her directly! Thanks again.
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@akdm_ Hmm, I don't know what technique she used. You can contact Laura via Dribble! https://dribbble.com/Laurakolker
Anthony Da Mota
@danielverlaan Thanks Daniël, I've contacted her!
Metehan Korkmazel
@danielverlaan @akdm_ It looks like: Photoshop > Filters > Noise > Add Noise> between 5 to 10%
Sergej Lotz
Very nice looking guide 👍 I really like your typeface choice: "iA Writer Duospace" by @reichenstein (https://ia.net/topics/in-search-of-the-perfect-writing-font). Big iA Writer fan, so I instantly notice it :) I thought it is not allowed to use it on the web, there is no licensing option for it (or?), how did you get the agreement? Also the illustrations are 🚀
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@serglotz Hi Sergej, I didn't knew that. Someone suggested the font for better reading, so I looked it up and added it. Shooting a message to @reichenstein right now. And thanks for the compliment about the illustraties, I'll pass that along to Laura Kolker, the designer :-)
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@serglotz Got a reply from @reichenstein: "You can totally use it anywhere you like." :-)
Sergej Lotz
@reichenstein @danielverlaan This is awesome! 🌞
Alex Andrews
This is very extensive and useful. I will certainly be sharing this with my whole team, friends and family.
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@alexjimandrews Thank you, that's great to hear!
lihay gersht
Very well done. Chrome alerted the connection to the website is not full secure. FYI.
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@lihay Hmm, I was playing around with CloudFlare a bit. I think that was it, sorry for the trouble! And thank your for the compliment!
Alan Nichol
very cool @danielverlaan ! much needed and I have a long list of people I'd like to share this with
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@alanmnichol Hi Alan, that's great to hear. Love you're sending them my guide :-)
Ayush Chandra
Great job!! 😊 Super useful
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@ayush_chandra <3 thank you!
Hasan Liou
This is cool stuff! I was wondering who your target audience is; while it's necessary to educate the youth on the dangers of the internet, I feel this would also be incredibly helpful to the older generations (like my parents, who continue to fall for "free ram" downloads).
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@hasan_liou Hi Hasa, thanks! I wrote Watch Your Hack in a way that my parents understand all the tips too. So yeah, is for basic internet users who aren't that tech savvy :-)
Metehan Korkmazel
Thats great! A lot of useful info at one place. What about other languages?
Daniël Verlaan
Maker
@korkmazelm I don't have any plans for it (yet) :-)
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