Protect Your Online Identity with Great Passwords

Learn how hackers steal your passwords and how to protect yourself from identity theft
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (461 ratings)
18,239 students
Protect Your Online Identity with Great Passwords
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (462 ratings)
18,239 students
Learn how identity theft happens
How to know if someone has stolen your identity
How safe your current passwords are (or aren't)
Why most password advice is completely wrong
How to create strong passwords
What passphrases are and why you might want to use them
How to secure passwords with a password manager
How popular password managers are not as safe as you think

Requirements

  • You need to care about protecting your identity
  • You should be willing to be challenged by new ideas
Description

Have you ever wondered how hackers break into accounts? Curious why they are interested in your accounts? Do you believe that uppercase letters and strange symbols make your password strong? Are you convinced that your passwords are invincible? Or are you worried that you might be at risk? 

Stop wondering! Take the class. You will learn the answers to all of these questions and much more, presented in a brief and interesting way. This is the cyber security training course that everyone needs, so sign up and start learning before you become a victim of identity theft!

Note: 

  • This class covers password theft and account takeover. It does not cover credit card theft.
  • This class is not for hackers. You will not learn how to break into accounts.
Who this course is for:
  • Almost everyone who uses the internet
  • This class is not for hackers (you will not learn how to break into into accounts)
Curriculum
7 sections • 21 lectures • 54m total length
  • Why Do You Need This Course?
  • Is This Class for You?
  • Identity Theft: The Fastest Growing Crime
  • How to Know If Someone Has Stolen Your Identity
  • What You Will Learn in This Course
  • Surviving an Online Attack
  • Would Your Passwords Survive an Online Attack?
  • How Do Hackers Get Your Passwords?
  • How Do Websites Protect Your Password?
  • Myths about Password Strength
  • How Strong Is Your Password? Can It Be Cracked?
  • More on Password Strength (for the Curious)
  • The Secret of Strong Passwords
  • What is a Passphrase?
  • Get a Passphrase
  • What is a Password Manager?
  • How Secure are Password Managers?
  • How to Use KeePass to Manage Your Passwords
  • Password Manager Tips and Tricks
  • Bonus Lecture: Free and Useful Stuff
  • Should You Write Down Passwords?

Instructor
Teacher and Technologist
Ryan Foster
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 649 Reviews
  • 22,815 Students
  • 2 Courses

I am a professional teacher with experience teaching dozens of subjects to students of every age. I have also spent many years in the public sector working as a Web Application Developer. I'm excited to teach you about things that matter, whether it be the thoughtful use of technology or the meaning of life.