Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 2 & 6 p.m. — KILLINGTON — The Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington will hosts two sessions in online education, to help the public learn ways to keep themselves protected.
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, session one will be held at 2 p.m., entitled Being Safe in Cyberspace. If you’re just getting online for the first time (or thinking about it), or if you’ve ever been frightened by technology, this is the session for you! What do scammers want, and what’s the difference between spam and phish? The world is changing quickly as computers and the Internet connect us all together; this session will look at some of these changes and talk about how they might affect your life, whether you are using a computer or not. Talk about security in the digital age, and learn about the battle between law enforcement and identity thieves, and how you can use digital tools to help keep yourself safe.
Session two at 6 p.m. on Tuesday is Protecting Your Identity, Wallet and Sanity Online. This session will briefly overview the introductions and brief history covered in session one, but go a bit further. Come to this session to learn about the many tricks a shyster has for getting you to open your wallet or give away your secrets. Learn what to look for, and how to turn away the efforts of identity thieves and confidence tricksters who have gone digital. Connecting isn’t always predictable: Facebook identity hijacking, malware, and more – you may have won the lottery, or your nephew may be in jail – but we’ll learn smart ways to stay safe, including better passwords, best browsing habits, risk assessments, antivirus programs, and what to do if you think you’ve been hacked.
Both programs are free and open to the public and will be held at the Sherburne Memorial Library on River Road in Killington.
For more info, visit www.SherburneLibrary.org.