DAY 1: Set Your Intentions & Take Note of Accounts and Devices

What do you intend to accomplish with this 30 day challenge? Write down your goals and mentally prepare yourself for the work ahead.

While you have your notepad out, write down any and every account and device you can think of that you currently own. For devices, put them all in one room together, so you can see how many connected devices you own.


DAY 2: Delete Old Accounts & Factory Wipe Old Devices

Find old accounts and old devices. Use JustDelete.me for help deleting online accounts. If you forgot your password, try to get a new password, log in, then delete those accounts.

Factory wipe old devices for reselling or e-recycling.


DAY 3: Protect Your Home Network & Create a Guest Network

Log into modem and/or router and set up WPA instead of WEP. Make your administrator login details different than the details your guests use to log into the WiFi in your home. Change your SSID and password settings. Create a guest network (for your friends!)


DAY 4: Who's on My Network? IoT Security

Log back into your admin interface and check who's on your network. Kick off any unknown devices. If any of 'em were actually your devices, just log them back in with new SSID settings. For IoT / guests - ONLY use the guest network. Your PC and personal devices can be on internal network.


DAY 5: Setting Up Encryption, Lock Screens, FindMyDevice & Auto Updating

Personal devices - phones / laptops. Set up encryption if not by default. Set up lock screen if not already turned on. Which lock screen option is best? Set up Find My Device accounts so if your device is stolen, you can remotely wipe it.


DAY 6: Turn Off Bluetooth / NFC / Wireless

Turn off Bluetooth. Turn off NFC. Turn off auto connect to known wireless access points. Forget networks you don't normally connect to. 


DAY 7: AntiVirus and AntiMalware Software Apps

Choose an AV / AM software app you like and download it. Turn on auto scans. Turn on auto updates. 


DAY 8: Time For A Better Browser

Firefox or Chrome. Set it as default browser. Port existing bookmarks. Set up auto updates for browser. Set home page as privacy friendly search site. Delete any details saved in browser. *Take A Step Further* Brave Browser


DAY 9: Set Up Privacy and Security Extensions in Browser

HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, AdBlock, Etc.


DAY 10: Using Proper Internet Hygiene

Don't click on shit.


DAY 11: Set Up Privacy Conscious Smartphone Apps

Brave browser, Signal, Etc.


DAY 12: Set Up A Privacy Friendly Cloud Backup Solution



DAY 13: Set Up A Password Manager



DAY 14: Generate New Passwords For All Of Your Online Accounts

Generate them with new password manager, or create your own. EACH ONE MUCH BE DIFFERENT.


DAY 15: Set Up Two Factor Authentication

2FAAuth.org, Authy, Google Authenticator, SMS


DAY 16: Set Up A VPN

TunnelBear, PIA, Create Your Own


DAY 17: Clean Out Your Friends Lists

Less chance of phishing from old friends, more privacy among smaller group of friends and family.


DAY 18: Go Through Third Party App Permissions and OAuth Services



DAY 19: Clean Up Social Network Privacy Pt 1: Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, Google

Double check PW / 2FA, turn off extra services, check privacy settings for playlists, private messages, account tweets.


DAY 20: Clean Up Social Network Privacy Pt 2: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Other Accounts

Double check PW / 2FA, turn off extra services, check privacy settings for playlists, private messages, account tweets.


DAY 21: Create An Account on Have I Been Pwned

self explainatory


DAY 22: Email Privacy and Security

Choose a better email provider, delete old emails and/or accounts that you no longer need. Change other online accounts to new email address. Remove contacts you don't need.


DAY 23: Set Up a PGP Private / Public Key Pair



DAY 24: How to Spot a Phishing Email

how to


DAY 25: Spot Fake Support Calls / Social Engineering Attacks

how to. Call back number? Reference Number?


DAY 26: Spot ATM Skimmers / Freeze Credit History

how to


DAY 27: Opt Out of Yellow Page Public Information

how to


DAY 28: Invest in a Faraday Bag / RFID Blocking Wallet / Purse

how to


DAY 29: Upgrade to a Privacy Friendly Operating System / Change OS Settings

how to


DAY 30: Review / Share With Friends / Take It Farther with these Resources

Also pimp my stuff

Congrats! You deserve it!