The 10 best tips for everyone!
1. Update! Update! Update!
Security gaps are closed most effectively by updates. Software, operating system and especially the virus scanner should always be up-to-date.
2. Use different passwords
Avoid using the same user name and password for different accesses (for example, TU access and bank account.) Further tips on password security can be found here.
3. Do not automatically click “OK”,…
… “Next”, “Yes”, “Agree” or “Accept”. First read the conditions or declaration of consent carefully!
4. Be careful with “Free-Ware
Free-Ware is often not cheap: You pay with your data!
5. Minimum principle
Always give as little information as possible, really only the most necessary.
6. Think first, click afterwards
Phishing and blackmail trojans are very much in fashion! Be careful with links and attachments. Inform yourself regularly! You can find more information about phishing here.
7. Lock your screen when you leave your workplace
You can set this automatically or press the WINDOWS key + L on exit.
8. Only the admin is admin
Keep your own rights low. Only work as ”admin" if you are actually in this role. The daily work should never be done on an administrator account.
9. Backup! Backup! Backup!
Back up your data often and regularly on a suitable storage medium and keep it in a safe place. A secure backup is your only insurance against blackmail trojans and hardware failures.