How to stay safe online

This FREE webinar offered information and support on how to stay safe online. It's extremely relevant during a time of COVID-19 for people who are new to, and dependent online.

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It's great to see so the government offering financial support, and communities rallying but, sadly, these new services also create opportunities for scammers. 

We were joined by leading security expert Graham Cluley who shared his tips on how to stay safe, and avoid the scams.

Graham has worked in the security industry since the 1990s first as a programmer for Dr Solomon and then for Sophos and McAfee.

He has been inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.

The webinar is part of AbilityNet Live - the AbilityNet response to the COVID-19 Emergency

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What will the webinar cover?

In this webinar, we explained some of the techniques scammers use to trick you into giving away valuable personal information and to give away your money.

During the webinar we:

  1. Explained how scammers use social techniques to encourage you to fall for their scams
  2. Revealed the warning signs to watch out for when you're online
  3. Explored specific types of scams including phishing scams and email spoofing
  4. Explained the dos and don'ts of online banking
  5. Explained how to shop safely online

Who is this webinar for?

Anyone. In these unprecedented times, we're all learning to do things in new ways. Our specific focus is on older and disabled people who need support now more than ever. The webinar will build confidence for all online users and for those who may be new to using online services. 

The webinar lasted 1 hour and included a brief question and answer session.

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Date of webinar: 
27 Apr 2020 - 13:00