How can I protect myself against phishing?

There are some easy to follow recommendations to protect yourself from phishing messages.

  • Do not click on links in e-mails from senders, which you cannot clearly identify.
  • Make sure that a page is encrypted before entering your email address and password. You can easily see if a page is encrypted, if the address begins with “https” or, depending on your browser, there is a small lock in the address bar.
  • Do not log into publicly accessible WLANs. Any user in the vicinity can log in via public WLAN connections. Data streams run unsecured through the network. This makes it much easier for criminals to tap into the data streams and gain access to important information such as account details and passwords.
  • Use virus protection.