Lock it down: The Verge’s guide to protecting yourself online


There are many ways things can go wrong online. Password databases are being breached, personal data is being leaked and trackers are popping up where we least expect them. We don’t like to dwell on the bad side of the internet because we want technology to be fun, but we work hard and carefully to get you there.

That’s why this week we’re putting together a guide to protecting yourself online. Some of it is basic hygiene — how to set up two-factor authentication, how to block tracking pixels in your email, and so on — but there are also a few more exotic issues in the mix, such as Dogecoin scammers or the quantum security apocalypse. All things considered, it’s a reminder of the full spectrum of all the things that can go wrong on the Internet.

Stay safe out there.