Computer error 2: “I have nothing to hide, so I am not a worthwhile target, so I don’t need to protect myself.”

Does this also apply to your access data for online banking, health insurance, online stores and credit card data or, at the university, your examination results or even your medical history?

Anyone who moves around online, shops online or uses paid services is a potential target.

Even if you are not directly harmed by the attacker – there is a thriving illegal trade with personal data. You can also quickly become a victim of ransom ware – your hard drive is encrypted and you have to pay ransom for your own data – unless you have an up-to-date backup. In addition, a poorly protected device, e.g. as part of a botnet, can become a springboard for attacks on other targets. See also: