This course helps you stay safe when you are using your phone, Apple iPad, Android Tablet or computer.
Fraudsters have been conning people out of their money and possessions for centuries, but these days technological advances have given them even more ways to deceive and cheat you, and relieve you of your money. By using the phone or Internet they can do so without your knowing anything about who they are, or their whereabouts – most likely they are not even in the UK.
This course covers all phone and computer types (including handheld). This course is to help you protect yourself and your computer!
Your main defences are:
● Protect yourself. Be very suspicious. “Don’t trust anybody!”
● Protect your device to prevent someone installing malicious software, so called malware, ie viruses, trojans etc Where appropriate, suitable software or Apps will be mentioned.
It is a practical hands-on course with exercises, such as checking the strength of your password.
Stay Safe Online
Scams - phone and internet
On-line nasties – malicious attacks, hoax emails
Apps and Software to keep you safe
Secure wireless Internet at home and away
Choosing secure passwords
How to stay safe – dos and don’ts
What to do if you think your phone or computer has been infected
Learners should have been on one of our starter courses, or be confident with the Internet and be able to use Microsoft Windows, an Apple iPad or Android tablet.