Make your website safer

Internet crime has taken on a new, particularly sophisticated and professional dimension with drive-by infections and new phishing methods. Protecting against these requires a careful approach and precautionary measures.

Tip 1: Get professional support for your website

Always use a dependable, trusted partner to develop and operate your website. Choose your registrar and hosting provider with care. When you first commission your website, discuss security issues with your webmaster or agency.

Select a partner that meets your expectations. Availability, language and fast response times are key criteria in this respect. Various providers offer domain registration and website hosting under one roof, so you always have a direct contact in an emergency.

Tip 2: Always work with the latest CMS

Lots of websites use content management systems (CMSs), and Internet criminals like to target these as a way in. The older the version, the easier it is to hack. Update your website’s CMS regularly. Ask your hosting provider whether they offer automated updates or instruct your webmaster to keep your system up to date.

Tip 3: Choose a secure password

The more secure your password is, the harder it is for hackers to crack it.

This video (in German) shows you how to create secure passwords.

Tip 4: Keep your computer and mobile devices safe

Always keep all of your software up to date. Use an update manager such as Heimdal. For more information on hardware security, see ebas and SISA.

Tip 5: Keep your contact details up to date

When a website is attacked, it is essential that the domain holder and/or administrator can be contacted quickly. You should therefore ensure that your registrar and hosting provider both have up-to-date contact information. The damage caused to you and your website’s visitors will be less severe if you can be reached quickly.