There are some important sections from the point of view of the user, to ensure the security of (your) data


To provide optimal security (i.a. encryption of your data traffic), you should always use the latest version of your browser. You can get more informations about browsers in the : doc:accessiblity-section <../introduction/accessibility>

(public) WLAN/WiFi

Regardless of whether surfing with a smartphone or a laptop: Browsing in a public WLAN brings dangers, because you don’t know what’s going on with your data, and who is sniffing your traffic.

Pay attention to the following points:

  • In general, nothing in a public WLAN is private (unless it’s signed with a HTTPS/TSL certificate, that you (or your computer) trust)
  • Always user https in your Browser. Usually, t-Point is configured to use the secure HTTPS connection by default.
  • Watch out if a Certificate-Error occurs: theroretically the data traffic can be manipulated and/or redirected without any problems, this Error-Message could indicate a man in the middle attack.
  • VPN-Connections provide an encrypted data tunnel e.g. to your company. Use this Service, if your company provides such a connection to the internet!
  • Consider that also paid WLAN-Hotspots are not declared as more secure! You are surfing there mostly unencrypte too.
  • Get more informations about traffic in public networks on this article on