Device Security

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Cybersafety Tip: If you are gifting or receiving a new device be sure to secure it as soon as it’s unwrapped! Strong passwords including multifactor authentication on all accounts is crucial. Regularly review and restrict app permissions. Keep your operating software up to date. These steps all help you to thwart malware and scammers.
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Scammer Trick: Caller ID Spoofing

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Scammers can impersonate any phone number and any organization through ‘spoofing’. You can no longer trust the name and number on your display, no matter what type of phone you use. Fraudsters use this trick to conduct scams of all kinds. They will impersonate police, a government department, a bank, a hospital, or any other organization to trick you into providing personal information or to send payment in some form.
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Investment Scams

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This tip sheet explains how to protect yourself from an investment scam. Be on the lookout for investments said to be risk-free or low risk and high return. Always research the investor or investment firm, here’s how:
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Scams and Fraud

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Scams and Fraud: How to spot them and stop them. This video will help you protect yourself against all kinds of scams and fraud including online and digital scams. This video will demonstrate how to detect fraud in it’s various forms, how to protect yourself against them and how to correct or respond to fraud attempts when they happen.
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CTRL-F-Teaching-Resources

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CTRL-F: Find the Facts is a program of CIVIX, which is a non-partisan registered Canadian charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and informed citizenship among school-aged youth. False and misleading information is rampant online, and people lack the skills and motivation to determine what to trust. To build the next generation of informed citizens, we need to adopt new ways to teach digital media literacy and source evaluation.
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Skim a Privacy Policy

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“I accept” is said to be the biggest lie on the internet. We know why no one actually reads the entire terms of service, and we totally understand! But before automatically accepting the terms of service or the privacy policy of a site or app, be sure to skim the policy for these 4 key words.
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“Malvertising”

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See how scammers are purchasing web feed ads to target victims with a tech support scam. It’s sophisticated, professional looking and very difficult for software to block.
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Facetime

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“FaceTime is an app that supports video and audio calling between Apple devices or Apple to Android phones. It doesn’t replace your regular phone calls but provides an alternative.” – Lifewire…
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Google Duo

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“Google Duo is a free video and audio calling app made by Google. Duo relies on your phone number, enables you to reach people in your phone’s contacts list, offers…
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Skype

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“Skype is a service that enables people to make and receive free voice and video calls over the internet using a computer, web browser, or mobile phone.” – Lifewire why skype?…
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Cybrary

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The leading cybersecurity and IT career development platform. Find courses for professional certifications to help you down your career path.
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Sans Cyber Aces

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An online course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess and protect information security systems. Developed by the Sans Institute.
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The Crash Course

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Want to get up to speed on in-depth cybersecurity quickly? Crash Course Computer Science will inform and engage you in just over ten minutes!
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Fight Back

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These cool interactive games by Texas A&M University will make you think about cybersecurity will battling various villains.
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Cyber.Org

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CYBER.ORG and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered to produce this cybersafety video series.
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Getcybersafe.ca 

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Also available in French, this printable work book is loaded with fun activities for kids. All cybersafe resources are available here (insert link) in both English and French.  https://getcybersafe.gc.ca/en 
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 #CyberAMA Video 

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In this “Ask Me Anything” format we let the kids lead the discussion! Topics discussed included online gaming safety, handling online bullying, how to secure accounts with strong passwords and…
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KnowBe4

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This interactive children’s activity kit comes with a video and a workbook filled with pictures, games, and activities focused on cybersecurity.
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PDF Guide

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Everything you have ever wanted to know about PDF documents! Learn how to make one, when to use one and how to add a password.
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Tax Scams

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In this radio interview, Claudiu Popa, KCF Co-Founder explains common tax scams to watch out for.
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Bits And Bytes

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In this video from our KnowledgeWise program, Claudiu Popa, KCF Co-Founder, describes where your data goes online and it is used in cyberfraud. Learn about protecting your personal information.
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Phishing

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This tip sheet explains the typical signs of Phishing which are scams designed to trick victims into giving personal information or $.
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Secure Your Network

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Separate your least secure devices from your most important information. Make sure your router is secure and you have created a guest network before connecting devices like ‘smart speakers’ or allowing guests to connect to your wifi.
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