Password Security:
How to ensure adequate protection

Your data security is one of our top priorities! That’s why we’re presenting 5 tips on password security as part of “Change Your Password Day”. You can easily check how secure your passwords already are and make additional security adjustments where needed.


5 Tips, for better password protection


Attackers often learn about their victims and use the information to decrypt passwords. To make it harder for intruders don't use any terms or combinations of terms related to family, hobbies, profession, leisure activities as well as personal general data. A child's date of birth or the home address from your childhood are therefore weak passwords. Generic passwords that do not allow any correlations offer much better protection.

At least 8 characters

The Federal Ministry for Digitization and Economic Development recommends 8 characters as the minimum length for a password. However, protection increases significantly if the password consists of 10 characters. For particularly sensitive accounts, such as the e-mail account, 16 characters are often recommended. To remember long passwords, you can form a sentence, such as MyConstructionSiteWorks

Increase Complexity

Increasing complexity, for example by using special characters, makes the password much harder to crack right away. Automated scripts and hackers will find it much more difficult to gain access.


If you use the same password for all your user accounts, you are naturally an easy victim of your attackers. It is therefore advisable to come up with different passwords. If you want to make it easier for yourself, you can also use a password manager. You only need to remember one (ideally complex) master password. Many password managers include a password generator and thus secure passwords at the push of a button.

Change regularly

It often takes some time until it's known that passwords have been hacked or stolen. Consequently, it is advisable to change passwords at regular intervals. Security companies advise changing it at least once a year.

Bonus tipp:
Two-factor authentification as an additional barrier

Two-factor authentication (also abbreviated to 2FA) is a further check of legitimate access to the user account. By entering a uniquely generated PIN code, it is determined whether an authorized login is taking place. Common methods for obtaining the PIN code are delivery as an SMS, or via a 2FA app. Security experts advise using two-factor authentication whenever possible.