Dizzy and cheating students are not a new phenomenon. Of course, the methods change over time – in line with technical progress. But the universities are also upgrading their technology, for example using software to track down plagiarism. The corona pandemic is currently shaping examination formats, control mechanisms and the search for loopholes. With its amendment to the university law, the government also wants to take harsh action against professional ghostwriters in the future. But how are universities currently preventing cheating and what consequences do students face if they are caught?