How-do-I... Keep my digital information safe?

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These courses will tell you about storing your digital information and making sure it is safe. Learn about flash drives, external hard drives, storage in the cloud, anti-virus and anti-malware software to protect against malicious attack; internet safety, and much more.

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Backup your computer

Backing up data is an important part of good computer practice and, Ideally, the backup should be automatic. This workshop will introduce you to “Karen’s Replicator”, a free programme available for download. 

 

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Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service which can store documents, photos and videos in the "cloud". You can have access to them anywhere in the world and share links to them with family, friends and colleagues. If your computer crashes everything in Dropbox is safe.

 

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Flash Drives / USB Sticks

A USB Flash Drive is a small, portable flash memory card that plugs into a computer and functions as a portable hard drive. They store data like documents and photographs and are used to transfer information between computers or other devices with a USB port. 

 

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Google Drive

Google Drive is a free tool that lets you store photos, documents and files and access them from almost. Google drive can be accessed from any device, a PC, laptop or handheld device, with any operating system connected to the internet. It also gives you a place to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

 

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Internet Safety

This course is about protecting your online identity. You will learn about cyber crime; identity theft; how to use social networks safely; how some criminals work to gain access to your private information, and much more.