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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....


G DATA discovers new ransomware Manamecrypt

04/12/2016, Bochum G DATA SecurityLabs have detected a new ransomware called Manamecrypt, also referred to as CryptoHost. This new malware does not only encrypt files but also blocks certain programs from running. It also uses a way of spreading which used to be atypical for this type of malware: it comes bundled with...


G DATA Mobile Internet Security for iOS is now available

04/07/2016, Bochum IT security provider G DATA is expanding its product portfolio for mobile devices. The company is presenting their Mobile Internet Security – the first comprehensive security solution for iOS-based smartphones and tablets. The solution offers reliable protection against phishing and malicious...


Virus Bulletin recognises G DATA business solutions

03/31/2016, Bochum British IT magazine "Virus Bulletin" regularly puts security software to the test. In the latest comparison test, the testers looked at 26 business solutions in terms of their protection, performance and usability. The result: G DATA scored top marks in the proactive and reactive detection of and...


AV-TEST: G DATA scores top marks for protection

03/31/2016, Bochum In the latest comparison test, AV-TEST scrutinised 22 antivirus programs. The result: G DATA Internet Security impressed the testers in terms of protection and usability and scored the maximum number of six points in each case. The security solution proved its reliability in every test scenario. As...


Stiftung Warentest: G DATA Internet Security offers the best virus scanner

03/30/2016, Bochum G DATA Internet Security offers the "best virus scanner" to protect against malware and other threats – this is the result of the current Stiftung Warentest comparison test in the magazine 'test' (issue 04/2016). The German consumer organisation scrutinised 17 virus protection packages. Paid-for...


Order email turns out to be a phishing attack

03/22/2016, Bochum The Locky ransomware case has not been the first time that attack attempts have been carried out via email. 54 billion spam messages are sent every day worldwide alone (source: Eleven). These involve not only mass attacks, but also highly targeted ones. In the current case we are dealing with a scam...