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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...

New Year’s resolutions for IT security

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...

G DATA Security outlook on 2017: Ransomware attacks to rise

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...

Attacks on vulnerabilities in routers are extremely lucrative

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...

Detecting DDoS attacks in good time

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...

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

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...

New version of Locky ransomware in circulation again

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...

Play it safe in public Wifi

G DATA Password Manager brings order to the password jungle

08/16/2016, Bochum Everything has a password – email accounts, social media accounts, smartphones, ATMs, online shops. This stresses a lot of people. According to a survey by digital association Bitkom, 36 percent of Germans feel overwhelmed by the number of passwords. A password manager helps to organise the numerous...

G DATA Password Manager brings order to the password jungle

PCgo: G DATA Internet Security effectively averts spam email

08/10/2016, Bochum G DATA Internet Security left a good impression in the latest anti-spam test of the German computer magazine PCgo (edition 09/2016), performed in collaboration with test laboratory AV-Comparatives. The Bochum-based IT security provider's security solution detected 99.41 percent of more than 127,000...

PCgo: G DATA Internet Security effectively averts spam email

New ransomware threatens Android devices

08/09/2016, Bochum Ransomware is a growing threat for Android users. G DATA security experts predicted a further increase in Android malware back in 2015. However, current attack campaigns have hit a new level of quality. Until now, malicious apps got on a mobile device because users had installed an app - generally...

New ransomware threatens Android devices

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