Easily Identify Spam & Phishing E-mails
What you'll learn
- How to avoid phishing attacks and therefore prevent data breaches in the office or at home
- Well-defined rules to identify if an e-mail is legitimate or if it's spam / phishing attempt
- Set specific e-mail settings to help identify spam and increase your security
- What to do and what NOT to do when faced with fishy e-mails
- Get a FREE checklist with my Phishing Identification Rules for your own use
- Use any e-mail program on any platform: Windows / Mac / Web / Android / iOS / etc.
[Last update: 9 Feb. 2023]
Joint the more than 12,800 students who've already taken this course!
We, humans, are the weakest link when facing online security breaches, both in the office and at home.
According to a Google study, phishing is the biggest threat to our online security.
We all get phishing e-mails; some of them always make it through our filters. Those e-mails are dangerous because we can easily mistake them for a legitimate e-mail coming from a well-known company and we'll want to click on some malicious link inside this e-mail, thinking that we're doing the right thing. Or we may be tempted to open some attached file because the e-mail made us curious to do so or because we don't understand what the e-mail is about and we want to check it out further.
However, by clicking on such links or opening such documents, we may provide hackers access to our personal or corporate data and maybe even give them access to our computer and from there to our whole network!
Some large corporate hacks started with such phishing e-mails. And all it takes is a single employee to fall prey for such an attack.
The most important way to prevent such data breaches is to educate ourselves and our employees in how to identify these scams and what to do about them.
So how can you tell if an e-mail is indeed coming from a known company or if it's a phishing attempt?
In this course I will show you exactly how you can identify if an e-mail is spam or not by following a well-defined set of rules.
Throughout this course, I will use real examples from real e-mails I received to clearly illustrate everything that I teach.
I'll also show you some e-mail settings you better define to help you out and keep you safer and I'll also explain what to do and not to do.
This course is a MUST for everyone using e-mail in the office, at home, or on your mobile devices.
Who this course is for:
- This course is a MUST for all e-mail users: in corporations, small businesses, and at home
Hi, I'm Rafi. Originally from Belgium. I have an MS degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.
While I've been a software engineer and a manager at hi-tech firms for many years, I was also always busy doing music, video, and photography.
I also manage a few YouTube channels that I own and I teach online courses.
And, since I'm in Europe, that also gives me the time to trade the US stock market for a few hours in the afternoon and I've been actively trading for many years now.
I've been using the Macintosh computer since the early days of the Mac Plus and I always enjoyed all the software and tools that this platform provided us. Over the years these tools allowed us to produce more and more professional products on our own using our personal computers. Things that once required big studios, you can do today at home using relatively cheap software.
I'm very passionate about everything creative that I do, and that certainly includes audio and video work.
On the audio side, I have experienced with different DAWs until I finally settled on Apple's Logic Pro. I compose, play, arrange, and sing.
On the video side, it really started as a hobby with the first release of iMovie. At the time I was using a tape-based DV camera. But iMovie was the first video editor that allowed anyone to do magic. Suddenly there was a way to use the hours of footage that we all recorded on vacations and other occasions, and produce a much shorter and cool movie that people would actually be willing to sit and watch. I was hooked right away.
Over time I used all versions of iMovie and at some point I made the jump to Final Cut Pro X, I opened a company called Syncopa Productions, I started producing professional movies for clients and I opened some YouTube channels.
With iMovie, I was often frustrated because of iMovie's limitations. But my creative mind came up with tricks and solutions to overcome these. I'm never satisfied until what I do is perfect. That led me to find solutions to perform quasi-professional editing that you normally can only do with more expensive and more professional software.
I use that same perfectionism in my teaching. I taught many people on many different subjects, in hi-tech and in private situations. I could never rest until I knew for sure that the subject matter has been understood completely.
I think you'll find that trait in my lectures as well. I am unable to teach something partially. I won't just skim over a subject. Whatever I teach, I'll cover it completely so you'll fully understand the subject.
I truly hope you will indeed learn from the knowledge that I'm sharing with you and that you'll apply that knowledge in your own life.