Improve your security in four easy but rarely implemented steps

We’re already over a month into 2013. I hope you’re eating healthy food in reasonable quantities, exercising frequently, and computing securely. Grouping diet, exercise, and secure computing together may strike you as unusual. It isn’t.

Diet, exercise, and secure computing are things you must do. Knowing you should exercise is not the same as exercising. Reading that your password should be stronger is not the same as actually making your password stronger. The benefit accrues only with action, not knowledge.

I don’t want you to just read this blog post. I want you to act to make your computing experience more secure. One exercise session and one well-balanced meal won’t produce health. A one-time improvement in your password won’t produce security. Secure computing is very much like exercise and diet: you have to make good choices over time.