Security

Single point of failure
What is a single point of failure (SPOF)?
  • Security

Single point of failure, or SPOF for short, is a dreaded system malfunction. A SPOF can lead to the failure of an entire system. In complex systems it can take considerable effort to detect the responsible SPOF. Our dedicated article explains the different types of SPOF and how to prevent them. Read on to find out more.

What is a single point of failure (SPOF)?
Outlook spam filter
Outlook spam filter: How to set up, customize and check the junk filter
  • E-Mail security

The Outlook spam filter automatically moves unwanted and potentially fraudulent emails to the junk folder. Even junk mail that doesn’t meet the typical spam criteria can be kept out of your Outlook inbox with the right settings. In case of errors, the Outlook junk filter can be easily adjusted manually.

Outlook spam filter: How to set up, customize and check the junk filter
Anonymous
Anonymous: what is the hacker collective?
  • Security

Supposedly fun mass attacks on people who were easy targets used to be organized on image boards like 4chan. These are the beginnings of Anonymous, but they don’t have much in common with the collective’s actions today. Political commitment is the group’s main aim nowadays. Anonymous are known for wearing the Guy Fawkes mask. But beware, it’s not always Anonymous behind every mass attack.

Anonymous: what is the hacker collective?
Photo backup
What are the options for a photo backup?
  • Security

There are many ways to back up photos. Which solutions are best for backing up your own pictures? Ever-improving image qualities lead to larger image files, and that’s why cloud-based photo backups are coming more and more into focus. How safe is it to store your photos there and what advantages does the cloud have over conventional data carriers when it comes to image storage?

What are the options for a photo backup?
Windows 7 password reset
How to reset password in Windows 7
  • Configuration

Passwords provide vital protection for private documents, pictures, and online banking information. In order to ensure sufficient protection, it is important to create very strong passwords and to change them on a regular basis. One of your most important passwords is the one you use for your operating system. This guide will explain how to change your Windows 7 password in five simple steps.

How to reset password in Windows 7
Windows 10: creating a backup
How to backup Windows 10
  • Configuration

In Windows 10, making a backup is the most secure way to protect your data in the event of a system crash or hardware issue. The Windows 10 backup allows you to save all your programs, private data, and system settings as an exact system image. If your computer or laptop gets damaged, the Windows 10 backup can easily be transferred to another device.

How to backup Windows 10
Turn on Windows Defender
How to turn on Windows Defender
  • Configuration

Windows Defender is Microsoft’s free antivirus software that allows users to protect their PC from harmful programs and cyberattacks. Defender now comes preinstalled on most Windows machines. In the past, it has attracted criticism, but with the roll-out of Windows 10, it provides good baseline protection. Turning on Windows Defender enables you to use a range of modern antivirus features to...

How to turn on Windows Defender
Turn off Windows Defender
How to turn off Windows Defender
  • Configuration

Windows Defender is free and reliable virus protection provided by Microsoft. It comes pre-installed and activated on all new PCs running Windows 10. But if you’d prefer to use products from other security providers, you should first disable Windows Defender. That’s because multiple antivirus programs running at the same time can block each other in some instances.

How to turn off Windows Defender
Two factor authentication: Protection for your accounts
Two-factor authentication: How to protect your accounts with 2FA
  • E-Mail security

Poorly secured accounts on the web have repeatedly led thousands of people to become victims of hacking or phishing attacks and lose control of their accounts. With a two factor authentication, accounts can effectively be protected against such cases. Because more than just a password is required for log-in, internet criminals can’t do much with the spied credentials. Here, we explain how two...

Two-factor authentication: How to protect your accounts with 2FA
Changing an Outlook Password
How to change password in Outlook for mail accounts, data files, and in the web app
  • E-Mail security

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular client solutions for retrieving and managing e-mails. Using the software, multiple e-mail accounts can be easily combined and controlled through one interface. For this purpose, Outlook only needs information about the corresponding mail server and the respective log-in data. If you change these, you only have to adjust them in the client settings. But...

How to change password in Outlook for mail accounts, data files, and in the web app