More and more of our services are being moved online. There's no denying it, the digital age is upon us!
With so much of our information being stored online, the potential for identity theft has never been higher.
What are you doing about it?
Many people out there who have not kept up with the times. Meanwhile, online thieves have gotten craftier and more daring.
This course will teach you numerous ways of protecting yourself online. You won't just learn about how to install antivirus and antispyware software either, this course isn't that simple.
You're going to learn tips and tricks that will change the way you use your computer, email, social media and other connected devices.
The course throws you straight into the thick of things by working on your most important defensive measure: your password. Learn to create strong, memorable and secure passwords that you won't have to worry about again.
Then progress onto antivirus, antimalware and a growing list of tips and tricks.
Most importantly, as the world of Internet Security ever changes, so too will this course. New tips, tricks, contents and guides will be added over time, some even removed as the content becomes obsolete.
It doesn't matter whether you're a novice or a pro, if you're serious (and you damn well should be!) about your online security, this course is for you. It could very well be the thing that prevents your identity, money or accounts being stolen!
Overview of secure passwords and why they're necessary.
It's vital that we use special characters in passwords to increase password strength. Which ones are allowed?
Examples of passwords and password types NOT to use!
Examples of strong passwords. Pay attention! ;)
My method to remembering secure, complex, long and UNIQUE passwords. It's great once you get the hang of it!!
Learn to remember a different password for every login/account!
Activity to assess your password situation then create your own Master Password
Reminder to check and make sure your antivirus software is up to date. Steps on how to do so as well.
How to download and install free Anti Spyware Software - Spybot Search & Destroy. Once installed, I'll walk you through running your first scan.
Explanation of the results screen after your first scan in Spybot and how to fix them.
Activity to install Anti Spyware software on your computer.
Learn to check where a link is going to take you BEFORE clicking it. This is especially important for protecting yourself from spam emails!
All smart phone apps have permission to access your phone. Make sure you're aware of what they're able to access!
How much unnecessary information are you sharing when creating new accounts online?
Quick quiz to recap the general tips you've learned so far.
What's the weakest link in your Internet Security profile? It may not even be something within your control!
The answer is YES. Find out how and why. Also, I provide a list of the antivirus software you can install to protect yourself.
I'm a young, passionate and motivated IT Professional currently working for the world's largest Cloud Provider. I'm also the co-creator of a Python Programming blog - PyBites.
I began my career at the age of 19, working for Sun Microsystems where I maintained a data centre of all of Sun's hardware. I was able to play, build, test and troubleshoot systems ranging from systems older than me (at the time!) through to the latest prototypes. It was an amazing experience to which I attribute my successes today.
I then moved into the Field Support Team at Oracle in Australia where I spent my days deep in the heart of vendor data centres troubleshooting, repairing and installing beastly enterprise systems and appliances.
Currently I'm employed by Amazon Web Services Australia doing Data Centre-y things that I can't talk about.
I have exposure to many different products, be it hardware (SPARC, x86, Storage, Networking) or software (Database, Virtualization, Middleware, Applications), and am well in the process of learning many.
My passion is with constant self improvement in business, family, hobby or financially oriented areas.
My heart however is in I.T. I love technology, I love gaming and these days, I'm loving Python Programming.
I've been an avid gamer for as long as I can remember. Owning an original Atari was one of my crowning achievements as an 8 year old! Upgrading straight to a Nintendo 64 was like discovering heaven.
I discovered PC gaming in high school and never looked back. Most days were spent leading the fight in Battlefield 1942 and its sequels. Then in my later high school years the behemoth that is World of Warcraft came along and I was hooked.
These days I have to split my time between Warcraft and my love of Python programming. PyBites takes up quite a bit of time but is one of my most satisfying achievements to date. Not only did it kick off my Python programming obsession but it also enabled me to finally build my first web app. I did this using the Flask micro web framework!
From building my first PC in high school to maintaining million dollar enterprise servers, there's no experience I haven't enjoyed and embraced.
I'd love nothing more than to share my experiences with the world!