Tools for Safe and Secure Browsing
COURSE ENROLLMENT STATUS - Enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.
COURSE LOCATION – Zoom Room
COURSE PREREQUISITES – Basic computer skills. This is open to both PC and MAC users. Mac users must know how to install software from alternate sources.
COURSE DESCRIPTION – One 3-hour class
This class focuses on the safe and secure use of your browser for your computer, tablet or smartphone. We will primarily be working with a modern browser that supports the use of add-ons, such as FireFox, Brave, Edge and Opera. You will be installing a browser with a built in free VPN. We will also install and work with other little known but high security browsers. You will learn to install and use encrypted search engines. I will talk about how to encrypt your DNS. If you don’t know what DNS means you will learn about it at this class. If you don’t wish to encrypt your DNS, then we will “hard code” DNS settings using best encrypted DNS providers. We will also talk about how to change the DNS settings in your router. This is a security feature. We will briefly cover anonymizing tools, encrypted video and cloud storage.
Most of these instructions will work with tablets and smartphones.
COURSE MATERIALS – This class will be using Zoom. I will provide links/URLs to the course material online, you will be expected to download from my cloud storage site. You will be given instructions via email after you sign up for the class.
How to use Zoom: https://saddlebrookecc.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=466648&module_id=397392
Zoom Download Center: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
INSTRUCTOR – Steve Solberg
See the Contact Us page on the club's website for the instructor's contact information.