Udemy has security protocols in place to help keep your account secure, but there are several things you can also do to protect your account, and dramatically reduce the likelihood of it being compromised.
Choose a Strong Password
Choosing a strong and unique password is an extremely effective way to protect your account and prevent unauthorized access. While selecting a password for your account, we strongly recommend you consider the following:
- Select a password that is easy for you to remember, but that does not include words that a stranger might guess. So, we advise not to use words you may utilize in your social media accounts, like your name, location, favorite team etc.
- Don’t use obvious numbers (for example, don’t use numbers that are in your birthday or phone number). Use uppercase letters or additional characters (!, #, & etc) in your password, as this makes guessing a password much more difficult.
- Create a unique password for each account and service you have, rather than using the same password for each site. This way if one of your accounts is compromised, then that password cannot be used to gain access into other accounts you have.
Change Your Password Periodically
We also recommend changing your password periodically, as this is another great way to keep your account secure. When you do change your password, we recommend creating a new one, rather than using a password you’ve already used.
For steps on how to change your account’s password, please click here.
More Tips to Protect Your Account
In addition to selecting a strong and unique password, there are several other simple ways you can protect your account, and greatly reduce the likelihood of it being compromised.
- If you’re accessing your Udemy account from a public or shared device, be sure to logout of your account when you’re finished studying.
- Always log in at https://www.udemy.com/. Check the URL of the page before you enter your login info if you're unsure. In addition, you can also type https://www.udemy.com/ directly into your browser.
- Do not write down or store your password in your files or online accounts.
- Do not share your Udemy account or account credentials with others.
- We advise against using the same password for each site. But, if you did use the same credentials on another site or service that’s had a security breach, be sure to change the password for your Udemy account.
- If a computer or mobile device you used to access your Udemy account is lost or stolen, use another device to initiate a password reset email. For steps on how to do this, please click here.
For information on what steps you should take if you believe your account was compromised, please refer to this article.