Safer Internet: Course Updates

Safer Internet: Course Updates webadmin Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:19


  • dyingStudents of earlier courses can refer back to this site as a refresher and to learn more about the latest privacy and security updates, significant changes, information and advice.
  • Use the Introduction: Topics list as a TOC / Subject Index for a complete reference.
  • Students who implemented only a few changes are welcome to re-enroll in the future to review, fine-tune and expand their protection.
  • Updated articles for current major OS upgrades (macOS, iOS typically in Fall):
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • iOS (iPad, iPhone) 11.2.2 1/8/2018
  • macOS 10.13.2 (Supp.) (High Sierra) 1/8/2018
  • Windows 10
  • updatingOngoing: newest articles appear at the top of Reference sections for each topic
  • older (more than 3-4 year old) article references will usually be removed
  • new subsections will be added as needed

Winter 2018

  • Meltdown and/or Spectre processor 'speculative execution' flaws affect almost all computers/devices with Intel, AMD, ARM CPUs over past decade or so
  • It's not possible to completely fix (w/o replacing with newer CPU), but risk can be mitigated/minimized
  • Update system software (Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows); avoid malware; Software Updates > References
  • other sections will receive regular updates in coming months

Fall 2017

Winter 2016

  • moved Offline sections: Passwords Intro and Backups earlier; expanded Password Intro
  • Replaced "Mac OS X" with "macOS"

Spring 2015

  • Added new sections (based on TCYOP-2): Mobile Privacy (replacing earlier Travel section), Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Reorganized main topics and References with more subsections; included reference articles as examples