The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022

The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022

The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022

Learn how to ensure a secure and private internet experience with our guide to online privacy, security, and anonymity.

Language: english

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Instructor(s): ExpressVPN .

Last update: 2022-04-21

What you’ll learn

  • 50+ tips and tricks for protecting your online security, privacy, and anonymity
  • How to stay private and secure on public Wi-Fi
  • How a VPN on your router can secure your entire home Wi-Fi network and all your devices
  • The methods for encrypting your personal data on your computer or mobile devices
  • How to securely store, delete, and share files
  • How to identify malware and avoid fake apps and spam on your smartphone
  • The ways you could be identified through social media and how to limit them
  • How to protect your online accounts by setting strong passwords and enabling multi-factor authentication
  • How to secure all access points to your online banking
  • …and more!



  • No technical background or knowledge required, just an interest in securing your digital life.


The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022


​​In a world with increasing tracking and surveillance, online freedom and privacy might seem out of reach.

But, going online doesn’t have to mean being exposed.

Protect Yourself Online and Make Smarter Decisions About the Personal Data You Share

  • Encrypt data in motion; stay safe on public and home Wi-Fi

  • Secure your online accounts with strong passwords

  • Store, share, and delete your files securely and privately

  • Protect your smartphone from malware and threats

  • Hide your personal and browsing data from snoops and third parties

  • Discover best practices for safe social media use

We’re here to help you secure your digital life so you can go online with confidence. Without any prior knowledge or technical background required, this completely free course covers beginner to intermediate concepts and solutions for achieving greater online privacy, security, and anonymity.

Privacy habits to keep in public

Learn how to protect your personal data from bluetooth beacons and ultrasonic trackers when you’re out in public. Always on public Wi-Fi? We’ll share tips for preventing third parties from snooping in on your online activity.

Secure your entire home

Understand how a VPN on your home router secures all your internet-connected devices, including smart home appliances.

Own your data

Learn how to protect your data across all your devices with encryption, from file level encryption to full disk encryption methods. Securely store, share, and delete your files—learn how to use OnionShare to share files securely anonymously.

Protect your online accounts

Understand the importance of setting strong, unique passwords and using multi-factor authentication. We’ll also cover some tips for securing all access points to your online banking and protecting your online accounts after death.

Mobile security

Explore tips and tricks for a safe and private smartphone experience: setting strong authentication methods, avoiding fake apps, understanding app permissions, avoiding spam, identifying signs of malware, and securing your mobile hotspot.

Safer social media usage

Strike a balance between sharing your life and securing it. This final section will help you take back control over your social media accounts. Manage how you share your data and permissions and learn the ways you could be identified through the image metadata of the photos you post online or even through QR codes and vaccine cards.


The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022The Essential Guide to Online Privacy & Security in 2022

Who this course is for

  • Anyone concerned about their online privacy and security
  • Great for beginners or non-technical users looking to get an overview of the key areas of their digital lives and how to safeguard them
  • Useful for intermediate users who need a refresher or want to add to their existing arsenal


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to Privacy, Security, and Anonymity
  • Digital Hygiene in Public and at Home
    • Section Intro
    • Bluetooth Beacons in Public Spaces
    • Be Wary of Your Microphone Permissions
    • Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi
    • Keeping Your Home Secure
  • Owning Your Data
    • Section Intro
    • Encrypting Your Data
    • Sharing Your Files Securely and Anonymously
    • Disposing of Your Devices Securely
  • Protecting Your Online Accounts
    • Section Intro
    • Using Strong and Unique Passwords
    • Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication
    • Securing Your Online Banking
    • Protecting Your Accounts After Death
  • Mobile Security
    • Section Intro
    • Basic Protection for Your Smartphone
    • Avoiding Fake Apps
    • Understanding App Permissions
    • Avoiding Spam
    • Identifying Signs of Malware
    • Securing Your Hotspot
  • Safer Social Media Usage
    • Section Intro
    • Best Practices on Social Media
    • Ways You Could Be Identified
    • Digital Detoxing
  • Closing Thoughts
    • Thank You!
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