Internet Safety

Familiarise yourself with the basic rules of internet safety.

  • Always use an up-to-date operating system, an up-to-date web browser and up-to-date anti-virus software.
  • When using the VIG / C-QUADRAT Transaction Service, make sure that the address begins with https:// and that you see a padlock symbol in the left corner in your browser's address bar, which indicates that the connection is encrypted.
  • Create secure passwords for your email and online accounts - don't include obvious words or information like your name or date of birth. The longer the password, the higher the security level.
  • Protect your passwords, don't share them with anyone.
  • Don't use the same password across multiple sites. 
  • Don't log in to important services using public Wi-Fi hotspots (they're especially vulnerable to cyber attacks).
  • When logging in, double-check the website address and make sure the login page has a security certificate (and use two-step verification if possible).
  • Don't click on links in suspicious emails and don't open attachments.
  • Beware of e-mails asking for personal data or passwords - it may be a phishing attempt.
  • The Company never asks its Clients (by e-mail, letter or telephone) for their login data to the Trading Service.
  • The Company and the Funds never inform by e-mail about changes in bank account numbers.
  • If you receive information in a message containing an account number for a deposit, verify it and its source before you decide to make a deposit.
  • Beware of shortened URLs, which can often be a trap.
  • Be careful when using external media (e.g. memory sticks) - they can contain viruses.