Cyber Criminals Want Your Information: Stop Them Cold!
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Cyber Criminals Want Your Information: Stop Them Cold!

Learn how to securely and easily manage your digital life's ever growing list of passwords and beat the cyber criminals.
4.1 (165 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.
7,022 students enrolled
Created by Jeremy OConnell
Last updated 3/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to securely store your usernames and passwords thus beating the cyber criminals!
  • Learn how to easily manage and organize your digital life's long list of usernames and passwords!
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Requirements
  • You should have basic Internet and computer skills which you have because you made it to Udemy!
  • Turn on HD (high definition) on the Udemy player so the videos are clear and sharp!
Description

Let's face it - life on the Internet means usernames and passwords (accounts)! Lots of them in fact!

Stop and think about it for a moment. How many sites do you login into daily, weekly, or monthly?

  • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Skype, Pinterest, Instragram, Youtube...
  • Ecommerce: Amazon, eBay, Overstock, Newegg, Target, Walmart...
  • Online Banking: Paypal, Bank Of America, Wells Fargo, Sun Trust, Charles Schwab...
  • Email: Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, your ISP email...
  • Gaming: Xbox Live!, Playstation, Wii, Steam....

The above list is only a small sample of sites you probably use on a regular basis. In fact many people have over one hundred accounts and that list is growing all the time!

How do you keep track of all this information?

  • Use the same few passwords among your accounts
  • Keep a spreadsheet
  • Write them down on paper
  • List them on a word processing document
  • Stick notes on your monitor

Unfortunately none of those are good practices. That's right - none of them. For the best security you should have a different password for every account (site)! These passwords should also be stored in an encrypted and safe manner.

Now why should you use a different password? You have heard of massive data breaches haven't you? Where cyber criminals steal thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of account information? It has happened to many sites including Adobe, eBay, Twitter, and many many others.

If your Twitter and bank passwords are the same and the cyber criminals steal your Twitter password, guess what? They could now potentially access your bank account! That would be a nightmare.

So every account on every site should have a unique password. After all, the username is usually your email address so in most cases your account is only protected by your password. However, there is more to this puzzle.

You should make your password as difficult for the cyber criminals to guess as possible. That means quit using video123 and use something like R-'hJ@y|11_b@i&U%RfB-z`J7ZF0d":blJg"ksUg which is far more secure.

Now you are probably wondering: how in the world do I have a unique long password for every site and easily keep track of all this information? Well, you are in the right place. That is the whole point of this Udemy course.

Your instructor, Jeremy O'Connell, will explain with videos how you secure your digital accounts and better protect yourself from cyber criminals. So the next time when you hear on the news of some site being hacked and millions of accounts being stolen you will know your accounts are safe and changing that site's password is no big deal.

What are you waiting for?! This course is even free, so put away your wallet!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are viewing this page you are using the Internet and it is time to learn how to better protect your online accounts from cyber criminals.
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Expand All 38 Lectures Collapse All 38 Lectures 08:35:54
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Reviewing The Issues At Hand
5 Lectures 49:04

It is highly recommended you download this companion resource guide to make the links discussed in this course easier to access. This guide will be updated when necessary as course material is added and/or changed. Thank you.

  • Current Version: 1.0
Resource Guide PDF v1.0 - Recommended Companion Download
3 pages

Learn how to see if your passwords are secure or insecure.

How Insecure Is My Password?
12:45

Learn how to find out if your password is in a known data breach.

Has My Password Been Breached?
04:49

Learn why you shouldn't be using your browser's built in password management system.

Browser Password Manager
16:18

Learn the background about your instructor: Jeremy O'Connell.

About The Instructor
15:12

It is time to review what you learned in this section.

Let's test your memory.
2 questions
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Online Vs Offline Password Management
1 Lecture 17:36

Learn about the differences between online and offline password managers.

Online Vs Offline Password Management
17:36

It is time to see if you remember important details.

Let's check your knowledge!
2 questions
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LastPass
16 Lectures 03:56:07

Learn how to setup an account on LastPass.

Creating An Account
19:59

Learn about the menu options on LastPass.

Getting Started With Overview To Menus And Functions
17:31

Finishing up explaining menus options on LastPass.

Wrapping Up With Overview To Menus And Functions
18:11

Learn how to add site profiles (entries) into LastPass.

Getting Started Adding Site Profiles (Entries)
19:55

Continuing to learn how to add site profiles (entries) into LastPass.

Continuing With Adding Site Profiles (Entries)
19:23

Wrapping up adding site profiles (entries) into LastPass.

Wrapping Up Adding Site Profiles (Entries)
19:10

Learn how to alter site profiles (entries) in LastPass.

Getting Started Altering Site Profiles (Entries)
19:56

Wrapping up how to alter site profiles (entries) in LastPass.

Wrapping Up Altering Site Profiles (Entries)
20:00

Learn how to use identities to better organize your LastPass information.

Optional! You should feel free to skip this video when starting to learn LastPass. Its usage is NOT required to use LastPass.

Optional: Identities
18:41

Learn how to share site profile (entries) with other LastPass members.

Optional! You should feel free to skip this video when starting to learn LastPass. Its usage is NOT required to use LastPass.

Optional: Sharing
08:20

Learn important security settings to make your LastPass account even safer.

Optional! You should feel free to skip this video when starting to learn LastPass. Its usage is NOT required to use LastPass.

Optional: Security Settings - Highly Recommended
19:56

Learn how to access LastPass with your mobile device(s).

Mobile Access
14:43

Wrapping up the LastPass system.

Conclusions
15:59

A quick review of adding site profiles (entries) into LastPass.

Review: Quick Add
01:43

A quick review of deleting site profiles (entries) from LastPass.

Review: Quick Delete
01:29

A quick review of editing site profiles (entries) in LastPass.

Review: Quick Edit
01:11
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KeePass Password Safe
15 Lectures 03:26:18

Learn how to download the KeePass program.

Downloading
12:03

Learn how to install the KeePass program.

Installing
09:31

Learn how to create your KeePass password file.

Creating Your Password File
16:32

Learn how to work with categories in KeePass.

Categories
13:42

Learn how to add site profiles (entries) into KeePass.

Getting Started With Site Profiles (Entries)
17:43

Wrapping up adding site profiles (entries) into KeePass.

Wrapping Up Site Profiles (Entries)
19:46

Learn important security settings to make KeePass even safer.

Optional! You should feel free to skip this video when starting to learn KeePass. Its usage is NOT required to use KeePass.

Optional: Security Settings - Highly Recommended
19:45

Learn how to backup and protect your KeePass information (usernames and passwords).

Optional! You should feel free to skip this video when starting to learn KeePass. Its usage is NOT required to use KeePass.

Optional: Backing Up Your File - Highly Recommended
13:42

Learn how to access KeePass with your mobile device(s).

Getting Start With Mobile Access
19:47

Continuing to access KeePass with your mobile device(s).

Continuing With Mobile Access
19:42

Wrapping accessing KeePass with your mobile device(s).

Wrapping Mobile Access
19:52

Wrapping up the KeePass system.

Conclusions
13:57

A quick review of adding site profiles (entries) into KeePass.

Review: Quick Add
03:21

A quick review of deleting site profiles (entries) from KeePass.

Review: Quick Delete
03:24

A quick review of editing site profiles (entries) in KeePass.

Review: Quick Edit
03:31
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Conclusions
1 Lecture 03:49

It is now your turn to teach your instructor Jeremy O'Connell.

Feedback - Thank you!
03:49
About the Instructor
Jeremy OConnell
4.1 Average rating
165 Reviews
7,022 Students
1 Course
Information Technology Experienced Professional

I have a vast array of experience dealing with Information Technology going back to 1986. In addition I have taught computer classes both online and in person. Since 1998 I have been working in production environments.

Skills

I am skilled with PHP programming (creating dynamic web applications, fully handwritten CMSes, middleware including API integrations, plus editing and maintenance of countless existing 3rd party projects), Perl programming (although not as much these days), MySQL administration, server administration including Solaris, FreeBSD, and several linuxes: RedHat Enterprise, CentOS, and Oracle Linux. I have fully installed and setup many *nixes including dealing with library issues and hand compiling of software like Apache, PHP, OpenSSL, Curl, etc. Some of my many other skills include system hardware building, DNS, POP3, cPanel/WHM (although I equally like the command line), VOIP, wireless network setup and security, SSL, encryption, digital security, ecommerce (including merchant accounts and payment gateways), video creation, general understanding of graphic design, ZFS, computer security such as antivirus and antispyware including helping individuals and companies fight off infections, application optimization (Memcache, APC (opcode)), and the list goes on.

I also hold some industry certifications via CompTIA (A+, Net+, iNet+) and received training from Oracle University's OCP DBA program. Finally I love technology and continue my quest of learning, experimenting, and deploying technology of all kinds.