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G DATA does not touch HTTPS

02/13/2017, Bochum A study titled "The Security Impact of HTTPS Interception" states that security solutions from G DATA interferes with transferring encrypted browser traffic by opening up HTTPS. According to the researchers, this would compromise hat security of the connection. G DATA has immediately contacted the...


MWC 2017: Mobile security is an elementary component of digitisation

02/09/2017, Bochum The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona this year under the keyword “Elemental”. The slogan makes it clear – mobile devices have become a permanent fixture in the digital everyday world. In Germany alone, some 50 million people used a smartphone in 2016 (source: comScore). The threat...



New Year’s resolutions for IT security

01/10/2017, Bochum You can make endless lists of worthy New Year's resolutions. Digital security, however, should be the one resolution you really stick with. An all too carefree attitude towards the security of PCs and mobile devices makes life easy for cyber criminals. Is there a comprehensive security solution...


G DATA Security outlook on 2017: Ransomware attacks to rise

12/20/2016, Bochum Locky, Petya, TeslaCrypt, GoldenEye – ransomware was one of the main topics in IT security in 2016. At the beginning of the year several hospitals made the headlines after being hit with ransomware. There is no reason to sound the “all clear” in 2017. Using this type of malware has proven...


Attacks on vulnerabilities in routers are extremely lucrative

12/02/2016, Bochum The attack on routers belonging to Telekom customers demonstrates the vulnerability of the infrastructure of the Internet. Some 900,000 users could not connect to the Internet. So what was behind the attack? What was the perpetrators’ motivation and what financial benefit can cyber criminals gain...


Detecting DDoS attacks in good time

12/01/2016, Bochum Internet users and companies observed and worried about the dramatic effects that DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have had on the digital ecosystem in the past month. Large Internet companies and their services were no longer available as a consequence of a cyber attack. Is this just an...


Drammer: are hardware security holes the Achilles heel of Android?

10/28/2016, Bochum Researchers have succeeded in hijacking Android smartphones via a hardware security hole. The experts have called the attack vector “Deterministic Rowhammer” (Drammer for short). In the wrong hands, this can be used to develop powerful malware that can take over the entire smartphone and for...


New version of Locky ransomware in circulation again

10/18/2016, Bochum Extortion Trojan Locky caused a sensation among computer users and in the media some eight months ago. Now a new development of the malware is being distributed again. The files it encrypts are given the file ending .ODIN. Malware analysts at G DATA have examined the ransomware more closely and...


Play it safe in public Wifi

08/29/2016, Bochum According to a G DATA survey, 69 percent of people use a public Wifi in cafés or hotels on a journey. Be online everywhere – this also harbours risks. It is relatively easy for criminals to read emails or spy on important data such as credit card information or passwords in such networks. In order...