Tips & Tricks
- +What is phishing?
- Phishing is a form of Internet fraud. Users are lured to a website by e-mail or telephone. This website is a copy of the real site. There you will be asked for a login name and password. This way, criminals find out about your private details and they have access to your bank account.
- +What is a strong password?
- A strong password is a password that is complex enough that it cannot be guessed or cracked to make it as difficult as possible for hackers. Click here for more information on how to create a strong password.
- +What is https?
- The extra ‘s’ in HTTPS stands for ‘secure’ and refers to the fact that the protocol encrypts your data. When you connect to an HTTPS server – banks use the protocol by default – your web browser checks the security certificate of the web page. Your browser examines whether the certificate comes from a trusted certification authority and in this way ensures that you are connected to the right website.
- +What are cookies?
- Cookies are small text files that are created to store certain information about the websites you visit. Cookies are necessary to enable this website to function properly and, in many cases, better and for statistical purposes. Types of cookies: Technical (or functional) cookies. For example, this type of cookie is used to remember a login name. Or when you visit a webshop what is in your shopping cart if you want to buy something online. These cookies are useful for the user of the computer itself. Non-functional cookies. As the description makes clear: these cookies do not directly have a function (usefulness) for you as a surfer, but others are interested in what you do on the internet, which sites you visit, etc… In this way, these other parties can make offers aimed at your profile/interests/hobby/work/purchases. These cookies therefore collect your visitor behaviour. A distinction is made between first party (direct) and third party (indirect) cookies. First party cookies are cookies that are placed by the website you visit. Now that you have visited our website, there is also a cookie on your computer that makes it easier for you to use. We also use these cookies to keep statistics such as how many visitors we get, where they come from, how long they stay on the website and which pages are viewed. Third party cookies are used by advertisers who make targeted offers on websites of other companies based on your surfing behaviour on those sites. This is because these cookies can collect so much data about you that websites have to inform you about how many and which cookies are being used and that you have to agree or disagree with them.
- +Wat is malware?
- Malware is the collective name for all malicious software. It is a contraction of the English term MALicious SoftWARE which means malicious software and installs itself unnoticed with the intention of misusing or damaging your device or the information on it.
- +What types of Malware are there?
- Viruses: Infects files, causing damage to the computer.
Spyware: This virus steals and sells information about the user.
Ransomware: Also called hostage software because the virus encrypts all your files. As a result, you can no longer access it, unless you pay the criminals. But you should never do this!
Trojan Horses: This virus presents itself as something reliable and then causes damage.
Botnet: A way to crack the security of multiple users’ computers. This allows the squatter to take over the computers.
- +What is a hoax?
- A hoax is a fake (virus) warning that aims to spread as quickly as possible and in some cases also encourages users to delete important files from their computer. Because many people forward these messages, they often place a heavy burden on the mail servers and cause great annoyance to the people who receive them.