Data Protection

E-mail account hacked: what now?
What to do if your e-mail is hacked? How to find out
  • E-Mail security

E-Mail accounts are one of our most important communication tools: we use them to register for online portals, for private and business exchanges, and as an organizer and digital address book. It is therefore all the more important to make sure your account is well-protected. But what if your e-mail account does get hacked? Our guide explains what methods internet criminals use to gain access to...

What to do if your e-mail is hacked? How to find out
E-Mail encryption with PGP
What is PGP encryption and how to implement it
  • E-Mail security

Online privacy is a sensitive issue that affects experts and amateurs alike. Whether you’re posting on social networks, carrying out banking transactions, or buying from an online store, your data is not always sufficiently protected. The same applies to e-mails. Don’t let cyber criminals get their hands on your content by encrypting your e-mails.

What is PGP encryption and how to implement it
Deleting a Google result and protecting personal data
Deleting personal data with Google
  • Digital law

The internet never forgets – is it always true? In some cases, search engines are obliged to grant users permission to delete defamatory search results. If Google displays personal data that is outdated or of no interest to the public, users can request the search engine to delete links to that data from the results pages permanently. But what exactly is the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ act, and when...

Deleting personal data with Google
Allocating directory rights with chmod
What is chmod?
  • Know-how

With Linux, access rights for directories and files are often set through the terminal where file owners can be defined and groups can be assigned. With the ‘chmod’ command, user classes can be assigned certain file rights. Access rights in the Unix file system can be changed in two different ways: symbolic or numeric. Find out more about both notation types here.

What is chmod?
What do EU cookie laws mean for you?
EU cookie laws and how they affect your business
  • Digital law

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie law to protect its users. This new policy will affect any US company that does online business with EU customers. What do website operators need to pay attention to when it comes to this new cookie law?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business
General Data Protection Regulation: New rules for businesses
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): summary, innovations and checklist
  • Digital law

Since May 25, 2018, a European law on data protection has been in place. However, despite it being relevant to day-to-day business, many companies and website operators are still unattuned to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On top of this, high fines are imposed on those violating the regulations. Here we summarize everything worth knowing on the EU GDPR for entrepreneurs and online...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): summary, innovations and checklist
Online identity theft protection
Online identity theft protection
  • Website creation

Many only know internet identity theft and similar crimes from movies or television. But stories of online fraudsters are not just mere phantasies of screenwriters; for many the experience is all too real. Online identity theft has become more and more of a problem over the past few years, and everyone is a potential victim. We have compiled some preventative steps than can help you stay out of...

Online identity theft protection
What are session cookies?
What are session cookies?
  • Technical matters

What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.

What are session cookies?
Protect WordPress admin-login with htaccess
How to protect WordPress login with .htaccess
  • Blogs

Learn how to effectively protect the administration area of your WordPress blog from hackers and brute force attacks with .htaccess directory protection.

How to protect WordPress login with .htaccess
Server Name Indication
Server Name Indication (SNI): What’s behind the standard?
  • Know-how

What is server name identification, really? Encryption technologies play a big role when it comes to surfing on the net. Credit card data and other personal information must not fall into the hands of criminals. For now, TLS is one of the protocols used for this purpose. But it has a disadvantage: it only functions when each IP address only hosts one domain. If multiple virtual services are...

Server Name Indication (SNI): What’s behind the standard?