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Cybercrime Fighters

Staying safe online is priority #1

There are more online threats than ever before. Ransomware, fake tech scams, large-scale database thefts and more all pose security risks to anyone who uses the internet. In this series of courses, learners will learn how to recognize and avoid scams, create and manage strong passwords, and how important it is to install anti-virus protection and security updates.

Oasis Connections has been teaching people online safety and privacy since 2004. The Cybercrime Fighters series can also include Safety and Privacy Online, Going Wireless: How to Use Wi-Fi and Introduction to Email. Introduction to Email features use of an encrypted email program--Gmail.

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Your students are targets for scammers, hackers and con artists world wide. You can use these manuals to teach them how to look for and avoid some of the most common threats. Read more about cybercrime on our Connections blog.

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Cybercrime Fighters: Phishing and Identity Theft

If you have email, use social media, or even text on your mobile device, you are a target for phishing. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into divulging personal confidential information a cybercriminal can use to steal money or even your identity. This course will teach you to recognize the hallmark signs of phishing and how to stay safer online.

Cybercrime Fighters: What's the Best Browser for Me? 

Browsers are your window to enjoying all the internet has to offer. This class covers the privacy and security concerns of internet browsing, including what tools are in the most popular browsers to help you control the information collected about you. You'll learn how to clear browsing history, how to use private browsing mode, and what the security and privacy settings within the browser do.


Cybercrime Fighters: Password Managers

Frustrated with all the long incomprehensible passwords that you need to stay safe online? Are you using the same password everywhere, or using passwords that are not secure because it's so hard to keep track of them? This class will show you how to really ramp up your online safety easily by using a password manager app. You'll learn what popular apps to look for, and how to install and use one of the most popular apps on your desktop and mobile device.


Phishing and Identity Theft

Current version: January 28, 2019
Translations: English, Spanish
Recommended course length: 1 session
Number of pages: 18

Using Password Managers

Current version: August, 2019
Translations: English, Spanish
Recommended course length: 1 session
Number of pages: 27 pages

What's the Best Browser for Me?

Current version: March, 2019
Translations: English, Spanish
Recommended course length: 1 session
Number of pages: 33 pages