Most of the mainstream media in the United States is setting the stage for a cyber attack. They are claiming it’ll be Russia who does it, but we know it could be a false flag. Either way, regardless of who “attacks” we should prepare just in case.
Joe Biden even warned that there is “evolving intelligence” that Russia is exploring options for cyberattacks. CNN needs you to know that US spy agencies have been spot on so far in predicting Vladimir Putin’s moves. And still, we all know that there has always been a possibility that the United States would destroy itself and try to blame someone else so they could seek to impose direct responses to the Russian “invasion”.
Unfortunately, there’s little we can do to prevent those masters who think they rule over us from doing something nefarious to coerce our consent to be “governed”, (which translates into “controlled.“) But we can be ready if they decide to try something.
These are the suggestions from Cybersecurity.gov:
- Limit the personal information you share online. Change privacy settings and do not use location features.
- Keep software applications and operating systems up to date.
- Create strong passwords by using upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Use a password manager and two methods of verification.
- Watch for suspicious activity that asks you to do something right away, offers something that sounds too good to be true, or needs your personal information. Think before you click. When in doubt, do NOT click.
- Protect your home and/or business using a secure Internet connection and Wi-Fi network, and change passwords regularly.
- Don’t share PINs or passwords. Use devices that use biometric scans when possible (e.g. fingerprint scanner or facial recognition).
- Check your account statements and credit reports regularly.
- Be cautious about sharing personal financial information, such as your bank account number, social security number, or credit card number. Only share personal information on secure sites that begin with https://. Do not use sites with invalid certificates. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that creates a more secure connection.
- Use antivirus and anti-malware solutions, and firewalls to block threats.
- Back up your files regularly in an encrypted file or encrypted file storage device.
- Do not click on links in texts or emails from people you don’t know. Scammers can create fake links to websites.
- Remember that the government will not call, text, or contact you via social media about owing money or receiving economic impact payments.
- Keep in mind that scammers may try to take advantage of financial fears by calling with work-from-home opportunities, debt consolidation offers, and student loan repayment plans.
I would also add that you should have a way to get clean drinking and cooking water should the power grid be attacked. Most Americans live in cities and rely on electricity to get water from their faucet. You should also have some cash or hard assets on hand to barter with. Make sure you have enough food and ways to cook and prepare it without electricity. Now is the time to become more self-sufficient and start growing some of your own food too, if at all possible. Take baby steps if you’re just starting out.