Riding off the success of our initial Computer & Internet Security for Beginners class, we hosted part two of the series this past weekend at the Niles Library. The second class was focused on expanding the topics we introduced the first time around and jumping into areas which were a bit too high level for introductory users. Some of the items we touched on included:

  • How to spot a social engineering fake tech support phone call by fake “MIcrosoft” engineers
  • How to protect your smartphone from threats
  • How to spot phishing emails before they get your information
  • Why Gmail is the best free email service for most users
  • How to shop online without being taken advantage of
  • How to use public Wi-Fi hotspots safely and securely
  • How to spot “drive-by rogue antivirus” downloads when they occur
  • and much more!

The entire class recording is now available on YouTube, which we have conveniently placed into an embedded window for you below. You can expand the video to full screen mode using the proper buttons within the video player.

If you are interested in coming out to see us re-teach the concepts of our first security class for beginners, we will be hosting a second session at the Park Ridge Public Library on the night of Thursday, September 27, 2012 in the large downstairs conference room. Native security experts from FireLogic including Derrick Wlodarz and Wesley Howard will once again be leading the discussion and showing you how to use the internet safely for all of your computing needs. Pre-registration is required for the event; you can visit the library website or call them at 847-825-3123 to get your seat! See you there!

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