A brand new 65-page booklet is now accessible by a number of retailers throughout town that gives recommendation on digital pc and cellphone safety.
The publication “Digital Security for the Non Tech Savvy” was put collectively by Kevin Cosgrove, a technician at PC Outfitters who can also be a advisor to the Windsor Police Service concerning potential on-line fraud and Web safety points.
The handbook, which is particularly tailor-made to help seniors, offers info and recommendation on a spread of subjects together with password safety, electronic mail safety, in addition to info on varied potential on-line frauds or scams.
“It is written to cater to everybody,” Cosgrove stated. “It’s info that can have common enchantment to all.”
He initially gained curiosity in serving to others with on-line security by educating an Web course to seniors on the College of Windsor Canterbury Faculty’s ElderCollege. He has additionally accomplished some work advising Windsor Police, Crimestoppers and native MP Brian Massey on the difficulty of problematic robocalls.
“By my job (on the pc store), we hold seeing increasingly of it,” Cosgrove stated. “A lot of the buyers have been cheated or their techniques have been hijacked. We’re seeing it increasingly yearly.”
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He added that a lot of the recommendation within the booklet might be crossed with pc or cellphone use.
“(Federal) statistics present (on-line) fraud that solely three p.c report their issues,” Cosgrove stated. “It may very well be a faux cellphone name or textual content, somebody indicating in an electronic mail that they’re from Microsoft. They ask you to log in to get your private info after which your checking account goes clean.
“Persons are typically too embarrassed to ask for assistance on this. We’re placing this into the neighborhood to stop among the issues which can be occurring with all of this.”
The booklets are being made accessible by Elder Faculty within the Metropolis of Windsor at PC Outfitters (behind the Devonshire Mall at 3181 Marantette Avenue) which is able to distribute them at choose places and at WFCU places shortly thereafter.
Anybody looking for extra details about the booklet can name PC Outfitters at 519-969-0166.