Tips for improving your Internet security

(10 April 2014) There's lots of things you can do to improve your internet security, especially when it comes to keeping your passwords safe. Here are a few tips:


There is currently a lot of talk in the media about the topic "Heartbleed", a security breach found in OpenSSL Software. Fortunately AuPairWorld hasn't been affected, but some major companies such as Gmail, Facebook or Yahoo unfortunately have. Therefore we recommend that you inform yourself about the problem and about what you can do to handle it. Informative articles on the topic can be found in a wide array of newspapers, including The Independent, The Guardian and The New York Times, along with answers to frequently asked questions. 

Incidents such as this remind us how important it is to follow general online security rules, and underline how crucial it can be to keep your passwords safe. For your own data security, AuPairWorld advises you to follow these three simple steps:

  • Regularly change passwords for your email access and other online activities
  • Use a different password for each separate online activity to achieve a higher level of security
  • Formulate passwords that have a combination of capital and small letters and that include numbers and symbols

Are you unsure as to whether your AuPairWorld password is secure enough? Then it's best to change it right away, so as to be on the safe side. Here's how:

  • Login to your your profile.
  • Click on the "My Profile" tab.
  • Click on the "Change Password" function.
  • Replace your old password with a new, more secure one.

For more information on how to ensure your safety and security during your au pair search with AuPairWorld, have a look at our safety and security section

For general tips about managing online security, Google provides a range of useful information in its Safety Center

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