I Was hacked? This is a question currently, the Germans. First of all, the Bundestag made the Hack made headlines, and now it became known that a huge data is surfaced set with hundreds of millions of E-Mail addresses and passwords under the name “Collection #1” in the network. The answer, unfortunately, is not so easy to find out, as you would wish it to be. The Problem: hackers have a strong interest not to be discovered by you – and camouflage accordingly. Nevertheless, there are some good instructions and clear warning signals. Here you will learn how to recognize them.

my Accounts Are safe?

The nearly 773 million different E-Mail addresses and 21 million in clear text readable by different passwords, which are collected in “Collection #1”, are made up of many individual Data thefts and Thousands of different sources, wrote of the Australian IT security expert Troy Hunt in a blog entry. The collection appeared first on the Cloud platform, Mega, where, he reports, in the meantime, according to the media, again, has been deleted. How current is the data rate, was initially unclear.

Whether you were the victim of a well-known data-Hacks, can with little effort find out. Several websites offer databases where you can find out after entering the E-Mail, whether the own data were captured at one of the great Hacks. Not to worry: All four sides are of reputable services, such as the Hasso-Plattner-Institute.

https://haveibeenpwned.com/https://sec.hpi.de/ilc/https://breachalarm.com/https://monitor.firefox.com/Warnsignal: Log-Ins from other hosts

mobile security

iPhone: With these settings, you can protect your data

By Malte Mansholt

Many of the services to warn their users when they log in suddenly from unknown devices, or from unusual places. Take seriously these warnings! In fact, not you should be for the Log-In is responsible, to call you quickly to the appropriate page and change the password . You can go directly to the page, click safety’s sake on any Links in the E-Mails. Finally, it could also be a Phishing attempt. Select at all of the services that allow Two-factor authentication, are acquired to prevent. This may be in everyday life uncomfortable, this is the additional security worth the.

warning: your friends will receive unusual messages from you

Should notify friends and Acquaintances with them, because you will get strange messages via E-Mail or Facebook of them, you should be noisy. It is conceivable that their accounts were hijacked and used for sending Spam or fraudulent messages used. However, something else may be behind this: Mail sender can be forged, in the case of Facebook, there are always attacks on the copied Profile. To be on the safe side, you should still change the passwords.

warning: The computer acts autonomously

network security

data theft With these seven tips, you can protect yourself

By Malte Mansholt

once the mouse cursor is moved to the PC, Software or Apps alone show up and you won’t be constantly redirected to web sites you wanted to, that’s not true is likely to be. Disconnect the connection to the Internet and a antivirus and Adware program running on the computer or the Smartphone. AV-Test recommends both for Windows and for Android about the programs from Kaspersky, Sophos and Symantec. The phenomenon should occur after this, you should think about visiting a expert. All data are backed up, a reinstall of the system, a simple and safe solution. More about protection against Trojans, you can find here.

reminders and plundered accounts

as soon As reminders for non-ordered products end up in the letter box or the account has been cleared out, it’s too late: The stolen data has already been used. You refund immediately, and contact to dealers and the Bank. Change all the passwords of the affected services.

As its data, in General, better protects and prevents attacks, you will learn in this Text.