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How can I protect my family against hackers?

Many families share computers, Tablets, and passwords - and are unsettled after the Hack against politicians. Ask your questions to the Digital editors of the S

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How can I protect my family against hackers?

Many families share computers, Tablets, and passwords - and are unsettled after the Hack against politicians. Ask your questions to the Digital editors of the SZ.

The rule of thumb is: A good password is like a toothbrush. You should go regularly and share with anyone. The image is very impressive if one imagines that a Stranger with ugly yellow teeth would do in a home bathroom oral hygiene. But what happens when your children want to use the toothbrush? Would you give them then continue or not?

brushing your teeth is also important. There are good tips for improving your Digital Hygiene: long passwords, a password Manager, or Social Media Accounts with old email addresses link, which you have not logged in forever - to name only a few examples. But what can you do if these rules must apply not only for users, but for the whole family? Around the data theft, the busy Germany a few days ago, there was the suspicion, the attacker (who lives with his parents) have exploited security gaps in the family members of politicians and Celebrities, to gain access to private data.

you can Write to us your questions

As you can for IT security within the family? How does one prepare his children to the topic? Write to us at Leben@sz.de what moves you to the topic of IT security in the family! The Digital experts of the süddeutsche Zeitung will take the time and answer their questions. We document the most relevant questions and answers, anonymously of course, in the Panorama resort.

in Total, are affected, according to the previous findings of the Federal office for security and information technology (BSI) 994 active or former politicians from the data theft. A prominent example of Green is chief Robert Habeck, the Hacker will be photographed even extracts from the private Chat with his wife and children, and for each accessible put on the web. Habeck wrote in a statement on its website, the "most private data about my family, which were published via Twitter". Then he deleted his account on Facebook and Twitter. In many families, is discussed since then: How can we protect ourselves better?

In the case of passwords, it can often not avoid, that they can be shared in the family. The daughter, who wants to have a look on the Tablet, something that needs the Pin Code to unlock it. The son shall order it from the retailer independent school folders, and must log in to Submit the order. You should always say: "Let me in short, I type in the password"? Or is it not more convenient to call the password through the space or write it on a Post-it note and to stick for all time-under the keyboard?

This is the most convenient, sure, but in the picture of the toothbrush, said: It may not be sensible to brush, as the brush, and in Public, lying around in the open. The sticky note-solution is popular, they should be allowed to. However, there are other ways and we would like to speak with you.

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