Internet and Computer Security: Protect Yourself Online!
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Internet and Computer Security: Protect Yourself Online!

Learn how to protect your identity and information online using tried and tested techniques, tips and tricks.
4.7 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
355 students enrolled
Created by Julian Sequeira
Last updated 2/2017
Price: $20
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • A device with an Internet connection. That's all you need to potentially be scammed so that's all you need for this course!

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!

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
1 Lecture 04:51

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

Preview 04:51
Secure Passwords
6 Lectures 29:50

Overview of secure passwords and why they're necessary.

Preview 02:33

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

Allowable Special Characters in Passwords

Examples of passwords and password types NOT to use!

Weak Passwords Demo

Examples of strong passwords. Pay attention! ;)

Strong Passwords Demo

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!

Brilliant Method to Remembering Strong, Secure, Long and Unique Passwords

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

[Activity] Create Your Own Strong Password!
Antivirus and Anti Spyware Software
5 Lectures 23:59
Antivirus and Anti Spyware Software Overview

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

Keeping Your Antivirus Up to Date

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

Installing and Running Anti Spyware Software - Spybot Search & Destroy

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

Fixing Any Threats in Spybot Search & Destroy

Activity to install Anti Spyware software on your computer.

[Activity] Install Anti Spyware Software
General Tips and Tricks to Help Minimise Risk
4 Lectures 28:10

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

Preview 07:09

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

Check Android and iPhone App Permissions

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

Limit the Information You Share via Account Registrations

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

[Activity] Test Your Knowledge - General Tips
2 questions

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

Identify the Weakest Link
General Knowledge
1 Lecture 07:34

The answer is YES. Find out how and why. Also, I provide a list of the antivirus software you can install to protect yourself.

Do Macs Get Viruses?
1 Lecture 00:16
Bonus Lecture: List of my other Udemy courses (with discounts!)
About the Instructor
Julian Sequeira
4.6 Average rating
24 Reviews
997 Students
3 Courses
IT Professional with 10+ years experience in Enterprise

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!