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Microsoft redesigns error messages in the event of crashes in Windows 10

06/23/2016, Bochum Every Windows user is familiar with the blue screen when the operating system runs into an error. This "Blue Screen of Death" (in short: BSOD) is set to be redesigned in the forthcoming Windows 10 summer update. A QR code is expected to give users the possibility of being able to search for the...


Microsoft redesigns error messages in the event of crashes in Windows 10

06/23/2016, Bochum Every Windows user is familiar with the blue screen when the operating system runs into an error. This "Blue Screen of Death" (in short: BSOD) is set to be redesigned in the forthcoming Windows 10 summer update. A QR code is expected to give users the possibility of being able to search for the...


Manipulated e-cigarettes and USB charging stations

06/07/2016, Bochum The media is currently awash with reports about e-cigarettes supposedly infected with malware and dangerous charging stations for smartphones at airports or in bars. The problems being illustrated are not new. A proof of concept regarding the infection of smartphones via manipulated charging...


Manipulated e-cigarettes and USB charging stations

06/07/2016, Bochum The media is currently awash with reports about e-cigarettes supposedly infected with malware and dangerous charging stations for smartphones at airports or in bars. The problems being illustrated are not new. A proof of concept regarding the infection of smartphones via manipulated charging...


Dubious offers promise cheap branded sunglasses

06/03/2016, Bochum Summer, sun, sunglasses – G DATA security experts are currently noticing increased numbers of questionable offers for renowned brand sunglasses on the Internet. Users are being promised 65 and 85 percent discount off the retail price. The messages do not contain any dangerous attachments, but they...


Dubious offers promise cheap branded sunglasses

06/03/2016, Bochum Summer, sun, sunglasses – G DATA security experts are currently noticing increased numbers of questionable offers for renowned brand sunglasses on the Internet. Users are being promised 65 and 85 percent discount off the retail price. The messages do not contain any dangerous attachments, but they...


Mobile devices and security risks – why a change in thinking is needed

05/13/2016, Bochum How do smartphone manufacturers decide whether and when to close vulnerabilities in their mobile devices? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA are asking various manufacturers of mobile devices these and other questions and are demanding...


Strong passwords are important

05/03/2016, Bochum May 5th, 2016 is World Password Day. Online banking, shopping, email and social media accounts – for all of them users need to remember a password or a PIN code. According to a survey conducted by BITKOM, about a third of the population (36%) feel overwhelmed by the large amount of password that...


G DATA achieved outstanding result for protection against real-time threats

04/29/2016, Bochum Independent test lab AV-Comparatives test security solutions for their protection against the latest real-time threats. For the test, the Real-Time Threat List (RTTL) of Anti Malware Standard Testing Organization (AMTSO) was used. This list is a collection of actual real-time threats and contains...


G DATA prevents massive wave of attacks by banking Trojans

04/13/2016, Bochum At the end of the year, G DATA SecurityLabs recorded massive attacks by banking Trojan Dridex, which were averted by the unique G DATA BankGuard technology. The criminals behind Dridex tried to use spam email containing fictitious invoices or supposed tax refunds to lure recipients into their trap....