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.
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.
Watch the interview with CTV News Montreal and KnowledgeFlow Co-Founder, Claudiu Popa, to learn about the latest technology traps and how to avoid them
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:
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.
These online safety tips were turned in to handy bookmarks by our amazing Capstone Student Team from Ontario Tech University. Print these out as a daily reminder to stay #UnHackable!
If you have been the victim of identity theft or suspect that your information may have been compromised you need to secure your accounts and information immediately. This tip sheet outlines who to notify and how.
All about malicious apps: what are they, how to spot them, and how to avoid them. This resource was created by one of KnowledgeFlow’s fabulous high-school volunteers!
From the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, this awareness document outlines the types of false information and what businesses and individuals can do to investigate further and protect themselves against MDM.
CRAAP Test is helpful for the educator and the teacher to find out whether the source related to academics is authentic or not. The CRAAP Test is the acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. It is not easy to find out whether the source is trustworthy to use as a tool of research or not. Sarah Blakeslee has developed the CRAAP Test with her team at California University, Chico.
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.
This guide was developed in concert with Fighting Fake News: Tips for Aspiring Truth Detectives, a presentation on fake news delivered by Sociology Professor Erin Steuter and Librarian Jeff Lilburn on 3 February 2017. The presentation covered current examples of fake news, why fake news is on the rise, and how it has political consequences. It also provided an overview of tools individuals can use to identify and debunk fake news. This guide includes many of the resources discussed in the presentation.
Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.
Learn about the latest games, apps and social media, including how to protect your information and report harmful content. Do a deep dive on the safety features of the most popular apps and games. How can you report someone? Key safety links. How can you report online abuse or block someone? How can you protect your personal information?
This guide provides answers to common questions about privacy and access to information in the school system. The goal is to provide Ontario’s school board officials and education professionals with…
Learn about crypto investment scams and their various forms. This resource was created by the CAFC and its international partners.
This Scam Hall of Shame winner is “The Unusual Activity in Your Account Email”. This example is supposedly from Amazon, but this type of email is used by scammers to imitate all sorts of companies. Spot the red flags!
“Zoom is a cloud-based video communications app that allows you to set up virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities.” – Business Insider why Zoom?…
“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…
IBM’s repository of cybersecurity resources including a quiz to test your current know-how, training courses for students, career planning resources, and a cyber breach experience game called “Terminal”.
Cette formation a été développée en collaboration avec terry cutler, un expert canadien de la cybersécurité reconnu mondialement et cybernb, un organisme mandaté par le gouvernement pour mettre l’accent sur…
Picoctf is a free computer security education program with original content built on a capture-the-flag framework created by security and privacy experts at carnegie mellon university.
Created by the fordham centre on law and information policy this robust resource includes a teacher training manual and complete lesson plans. It also includes a handbook for schools and…
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
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…
This podcast series features discussion about the most pressing topics in cybersecurity in the educational sector. Thought provoking conversation with educators, administrators and security experts.
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.
This typical scam comes in many forms and often includes some correct personal information that makes victims let their guard down. Scammers will often use your name, address, part of an account number, a company name, etc. that gives their contact a sense of legitimacy.
The lure of a prize or other reward is very tempting. Be on the lookout for claims of winning. These oftem come with requests for payment of taxes or shipping on a nonexistent prize.
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.