Cybermyth: With my IBAN, address and a copy of my ID card, my online banking account can be hacked

02.03.2023 - In many types of fraud, the attackers demand personal details such as name, address and telephone number. In some cases, they also ask for an IBAN or ask the victim to send a copy of a passport or ID card. A widespread myth is that it is possible to hack an online banking account with this information alone.

Cybermyth: Cybersecurity is complicated

25.08.2022 - Cybersecurity concerns us all. Yet, many are put off by the idea of looking more deeply into hacking, phishing, spam and Trojans, etc., because they think that everything to do with cybersecurity is complicated and time-consuming. This is a long-standing myth: just a few simple security measures and rules of good conduct can prevent many cyber-risks.

Cybermyth: If I click on a link, it will really take me to the specified website.

23.06.2022 - The internet lives on the use of links. As they enable you to surf from one website to the next, the internet would never have become so successful without them. But not every link leads to the page you expect. This is because any link whatsoever can be placed behind any text on a website.

Cybermyth: If a telephone call displays a Swiss number, the call is from Switzerland and must be trustworthy.

24.03.2022 - Telephone users have become accustomed to the caller's number being displayed with every call. If the number is stored in the address book, the matching name will also appear. However, many do not know that this number can easily be faked.

Cybermyth: With antivirus protection, I do not need to worry about anything on the internet!

06.01.2022 - Installing antivirus software is important and is part of basic protection, but that alone is not enough to be on the safe side. How you behave online and deal with emails plays just as big a role.

Cybermyth: I can trust every email sender I know!

11.11.2021 - If you recognise the sender's email address that is displayed, you can by no means assume that the email actually came from that person. Sender email addresses can actually be forged with ease.

Last modification 11.11.2021

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