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Stiftung Warentest: G DATA Internet Security test winner again

03/27/2015, Bochum G DATA Internet Security has been awarded first place in the comparison test run by renowned consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest, confirming last year’s exceptional performance. G DATA Internet Security was the only solution in the test to offer "very good" protection against malware and online...


Android: G DATA analyses over 4,500 new malware instances per day

03/25/2015, Bochum 34 percent of all online banking customers used a smartphone or tablet for their financial transactions in 2014, according to a survey by Initiative D21. Overall, 60 percent of all bank customers are interested in mobile banking (source: Roland Berger). This trend is also bringing cyber criminals...


G DATA: Nested malware builds up botnet

03/19/2015, Bochum Experts at German security provider G DATA have discovered a number of malware programs that are aimed at building up a botnet and can be controlled using the same Command and Control Server. The two malware instances that the analysts have investigated by way of an example employ significantly...


G DATA and G4C join forces to fight cyber crime

03/10/2015, Bochum The most recent hacker attack on federal government websites is just one of many examples that cyber crime is on the rise. Attacks on electronic payment traffic and cashpoints are particularly lucrative for cyber criminals. The German Competence Centre against Cyber Crime e.V. (G4C), an association...


Casper spyware uses security hole to access computers

03/09/2015, Bochum Another member of the cartoon malware family – Casper – has been discovered, following in the footsteps of Babar and EvilBunny. G DATA security experts believe that Casper is the successor to Babar and EvilBunny and was developed by the same programmers – potentially with connections to the French...


Superfish: Lenovo case is just the tip of the iceberg

02/26/2015, Bochum Security experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have been analysing Superfish adware. In the process, the analysts have encountered a technology component within the software called SSL Digestor. It uses a root certificate that is poorly secured and has extensive rights on the computer. SSL Digestor...


Babar spyware records all data

02/23/2015, Bochum G DATA SecurityLabs has been investigating a spyware sample that records and transfers keystrokes, clipboard data, monitor data and audio conversations, thus confirming the Snowden revelations concerning a French national spyware strain, documented by the Canadian intelligence service CSEC...


Comprehensive, all-round protection with G DATA Antivirus FOR MAC

02/18/2015, Bochum Almost one in ten desktop PCs worldwide is running the Apple OS X operating system (source: Statcounter). In companies, this percentage is even higher. For this reason, cyber criminals use special malware to try to gain access to company networks and Windows PCs via Apple devices. With G DATA...


Protection for your partner on Valentine's Day

02/13/2015, Bochum Flowers, chocolates, jewellery –gifts that are popularly given to partners on Valentine's Day. But cyber criminals have highlighted February 14 on their calendars as well. Online fraudsters use phishing email or links in social networks to try to lure users into malware traps – to get hold of...


Computer Bild: G DATA offers online banking customers the best protection

02/10/2015, Bochum A powerful security solution for protection against digital malware, online fraudsters and cyber criminals is part of the basic set-up of any PC. But which security suite can users really rely on for online banking? Computer Bild (04/2015 issue), Germany’s biggest computer magazine, analysed eight...