Hardware

Recommended Hardware

Smartphones

Apple

  • Any capable of running an OS that still receives security updates

Android

Computers

Faraday Bags

Internet of Things

a.k.a. Internet of Shit
We generally recommend against the use of these devices and services as much as possible unless you fully understand and accept the risks.
You should create a Security Plan (a.k.a Thread Modeling / Risk Assessment) before use.

  • Assistants: Alexa, Bixby, Cortana, Google, Siri
  • Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash Buttons, Apple HomePod, Blink, Google Home, Microsoft Cortana, Nest, Ring, etc.
  • Appliances, Adult Toys, Baby Monitors, Cameras, Clothing, Doorbells, Furniture, Headphones, Health & Beauty Devices, Home Theater, Light-bulbs, Locks, Medical Devices, Microphones, Outlets, Speakers, Toys, Thermostats, Scales, TVs, Watches, Webcams, etc.

Modem / Gateway

Get a Modem ONLY from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if at all possible.
If you must use a provided Router/Gateway with built-in Wireless, see if you can disable it and instead use your own Router (this can be referred to as “Bridge”, “NAT”, “Pass-through” or “DMZ” modes.)

Routers

Automatically updating mesh wireless routers:
Allows specific date/time configuration of automatic updates:

Most other Mesh Routers such as Google Wifi, eero, Orbi, UniFi, Deco, Luma, Velop, etc. may perform automatic updates randomly without control.

In most cases the automatic update is more important than the potential disruption it may cause (do NOT disable or choose manual updates even if the option is available).

Security Keys

White Noise Machines