From Luisa P: I work from home. I am a writer. And I have been hacked before. We used McAfee for Internet protection, but switched last month to Micro Trend. We have one big computer with two screens and an iPhone. We are planning to get a second iPhone. Do you know of a Private Network that would protect us better?
Answer: I would recommend using a virtual private network (VPN) on all of your devices. The one I personally use is called TunnelBear and you can purchase this to use on all your devices.
From Sal L: Hi, my name is Sal and I have been a subscriber for some time. I live in Hawaii and just experienced the false missile launch alert to my cell phone this past Saturday at 8:07 am. I love the content you guys send. I am asking if you would, in light of this past experience, send information on what to do to help survive such an attack. To date, nothing from the state of Hawaii has been broadcasted to the public on this subject. Other than that we have no shelters and we are to shelter in place. Thank you and please let me know what you suggest.
Answer: When the government issues an attack warning, immediately get inside and go to the room with the fewest windows. Ideally, you want to be below ground. If you’re at work, go straight to the basement. If you’re trapped on the upper floors, find a windowless room in the center of the building. Radiation from a nuclear blast is extremely dangerous, although it dissipates rather quickly. The more barriers you can put between you and the outside world and the more time you can stay indoors the better your chances of survival. At the very least, you should remain indoors for 24 hours after a nuclear explosion, but this can vary depending on how close you are to the detonation site and which way the wind is blowing.
From Thomas G: At your suggestion, I have downloaded TunnelBear but I am unclear how to invoke/use/enter it. Any tips appreciated.
Answer: Once you have downloaded and installed the program you need to launch it on your computer. Then you should see a place where you can turn TunnelBear on/off. You would then switch it to on and you should see a window pop up that says you are now using TunnelBear to browse the internet. (If you go to their website they also have step by step directions.)
From Samuel F: We just received three flashlights. I think you call them the survival flashlights. What battery do they use? Thanks for your help in this matter.
Answer: I prefer to use Eneloop brand batteries in my lights since they’re rechargeable and can be used again and again.
From John P: All this talk of home security and most folks will spend lot of money for their electric devices, along with heavy steel bolts to lock the windows and or doors. What they miss is the basement windows. I studied locksmithing and can tell you the easiest entrance to any home is by way of the basement window.
Answer: You are right that it’s important to never overlook a window or door even if you think it’s too small or not an ideal point of entry. I recommend installing window sensors for your home security system on every single door and window in your home. In addition, I would install motion sensors in your basement especially if it’s not somewhere you typically spend a lot of time. Finally, I would place a piece of wood in the window track to prevent the window from being opened.