Internet and Computer Security: Protect Yourself Online!

Learn how to protect your identity and information online using tried and tested techniques, tips and tricks.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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!


What are the requirements?

  • A device with an Internet connection. That's all you need to potentially be scammed so that's all you need for this course!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn best practices for keeping safe online
  • Identify untrustworthy sources on the Internet
  • Create and commit complex passwords to memory
  • Learn which software is necessary to keep your devices protected

What is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for anyone who takes the privacy of their personal information seriously.
  • People who want to learn how to avoid being affected by identity theft.
  • Anyone who's overwhelmed by the complexity of Internet Security

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
04:51

Quick intro on the course, who I am and what you'll learn.

Section 2: Secure Passwords
02:33

Overview of secure passwords and why they're necessary.

03:24

It's vital that we use special characters in passwords to increase password strength. Which ones are allowed?

05:49

Examples of passwords and password types NOT to use!

05:43

Examples of strong passwords. Pay attention! ;)

08:27

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!

03:54

Activity to assess your password situation then create your own Master Password

Section 3: Antivirus and Anti Spyware Software
Antivirus and Anti Spyware Software Overview
03:55
05:08

Reminder to check and make sure your antivirus software is up to date. Steps on how to do so as well.

07:20

How to download and install free Anti Spyware Software - Spybot Search & Destroy. Once installed, I'll walk you through running your first scan.

04:20

Explanation of the results screen after your first scan in Spybot and how to fix them.

03:16

Activity to install Anti Spyware software on your computer.

Section 4: General Tips and Tricks to Help Minimise Risk
07:09

Learn to check where a link is going to take you BEFORE clicking it. This is especially important for protecting yourself from spam emails!

09:39

All smart phone apps have permission to access your phone. Make sure you're aware of what they're able to access!

05:06

How much unnecessary information are you sharing when creating new accounts online?

2 questions

Quick quiz to recap the general tips you've learned so far.

06:16

What's the weakest link in your Internet Security profile? It may not even be something within your control!

Section 5: Bonus!
Bonus Lecture: List of my other Udemy courses (with discounts!)
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Instructor Biography

Julian Sequeira, IT Professional with 8+ years experience in Enterprise

I'm a young, passionate and motivated IT Professional currently working for one of the largest database companies in the world.

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 currently work as a Field Service Engineer at Oracle in Australia and spend my days deep in the heart of vendor data centres troubleshooting, repairing and installing beastly enterprise systems and appliances.

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. Virtualization is my next challenge!

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 and I love gaming.

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.

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!

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