Have you ever shared your account details? With a colleague, a fellow student or someone else? After all, it can't do much harm, can it? Not at the time maybe, but it may well have more of an impact than you think.

An account is generally intended and designed for one user. Many accounts are used not only to grant access to a specific service, but they increasingly function as a digital passport too. For example, you can use your Google or Facebook account to log in to all kinds of other websites and services. And your institutional account is also closely linked to your identity.

So, the moment you share your account details with someone else, you disclose more than just your password. It may seem like a good idea at the time and you trust the person you share the details with, but it's an accident waiting to happen. If your login details have been leaked, your account can be misused for all kinds of things: from spam or sabotage to identity fraud.

Don't let your login be scammed.