Many thanks to Steve Green , Mangawhai

for this paper on computer scams etc .


Click here for Computer Scams a brief guide to staying safe 

Recently there have been news reports of Ransomware attacks (WannaCry and Petya).

These attacks have quickly spread across computers and countries, causing severe disruption and confusion. It’s a sharp reminder that we need to think about our own digital safety and security.

This raises many questions:
 Why do attacks occur?
 How do they attack?
 Could this happen to me?
 What can I do to minimise my risk of attack?
 What should I do if I am attacked?

This  YouTube link     describes WannaCry and how it attacked:
For more information about viruses and scams click here  

Reminders for digital safety and security:

• DO NOT click on email attachments from unknown senders
• DO NOT reply to emails that ask for confirmation of your details
• DO NOT surf on “dodgy” websites
• DO NOT click on too-good- to-be- true offers
• DO NOT pay online on websites without a lock sign beside the URL
• DO NOT be hasty - “check before you click”
• DO surf safely
• DO use secure passwords
• DO process emails carefully
• DO install updates regularly
• DO back up your data regularly

Click for the computer scams paper