Cybersecurity

It may not always be easy for you to identify all the dangers lurking for you on the Internet and what you can do to counter them. In the following text, we have summarized a few important tips and tricks ready for you, so that you can move around the Internet more safely and with a keen eye.

A brief overview over the most important information about secure passwords

A secure password should

  • be at least eight characters long (more if possible)

  • contain Lower-Case and Capital letters, numbers and special characters

 

! Avoid !

  • only combination of Dictionary Words (e.g. red house)

  • logical series of numbers or letters (e.g. birth dates)

 

Instead, create passwords that ...

  • try to mix it up so it fits many of the requirements —for example, "BigHouse$123"

  • reflect a personal sentence - for example, “The first house I ever lived in was 613 Fake Street.” So your password would become "TfhIeliw613FS"

  • are based on completely unreflected series of characters (e.g. hdg6tzfrsgj5n6jlGHG).

 

And use if possible a new, secure password for each registration.

Because if one of those passwords is cracked (no password is 100% secure!), at least the other accesses remain protected.

 

Here you can find a short YouTube tutorial that explains the creation and importance of passwords. 

In addition to a secure password, the following security measures are as important:

  • virus protection

  • firewall

  • careful handling of login data