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KeePassXC for beginners – setup and basic usage

Weak passwords, reused passwords, or passwords based on “magic formulas” weaken your online security significantly. We suggest password management software to generate strong passwords, store passwords securely, and keep track of passwords.

In this tutorial for beginners, we set up and show a typical use case of KeePassXC, an open-source password manager.


We briefly look at USBGuard. USBGuard is a Linux-only framework that protects a system against malicious USB devices. The current version is 0.7.6, released in November 2019. USBGuard should be in the repositories of most Linux distributions. Usually, it isn’t installed since non-technical users can be confused by this tool.

Social engineering: The story of Jessika

In January 2020, we gave another lecture on social engineering and awareness at the University of Regensburg, Germany. During our interactive session, Master students had to invade the privacy of our fictional character Jessika. Each student became a social engineer for this course, and some of them managed to “hack” into Jessika’s GMX mailbox without using “hacking tools.”

This article is about becoming aware of the human factor that is crucial for information security.