Watch Your Hack

A manual to protect yourself against hackers 👨‍💻

#3 Product of the DayJune 19, 2018

An extensive manual to protect yourself online 👨‍💻, written with the help of six hackers and understandable by anyone.

It's free, with no ads, trackers or sponsoring. I just want to make the online world a safer place 👍

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30 Reviews4.8/5

This guide is great for novice users. Everything you keep telling your mom and more. I've been sharing the Dutch version with every non tech-savvy family member I have. Saves moms worldwide.

Pros:

Thorough, easy to understand, ideal to send to your mom.

Cons:

Doesn't solve world hunger

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Happy to see this in English now! It’s already helped a lot of people understand basic things about being safe online, and how to protect your data and privacy. I love that it’s written in a way anyone will understand. Highly recommended to also send this to your non-techie friends and family!

Pros:

Actionable tips on online security for anyone: non-techies and techies

Cons:

None

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Hey @danielverlaan, Have you ever been hacked?
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@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 :-)
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comprehensive, accessible guide by a great guy who knows what he's talking about
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@juanbuis Thanks for the kinds words Juan!
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: 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!)
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@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.
@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.
@akdm_ Hmm, I don't know what technique she used. You can contact Laura via Dribble! https://dribbble.com/Laurakolker
@danielverlaan Thanks Daniël, I've contacted her!
@danielverlaan @akdm_ It looks like: Photoshop > Filters > Noise > Add Noise> between 5 to 10%