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Over 80 percent of Android users use an out-of-date operating system

12/15/2015, Bochum Out-of-date operating systems are running on over 80 percent of Android smartphones and tablets. Only about 20 percent of users are using an up-to-date Android operating system. That is the result of a inquiry conducted in October 2015 among users of G DATA security solutions for Android devices....


Banking Trojan Dridex targeting private individuals and companies

12/15/2015, Bochum Beware of supposed tax rebates and overdue invoices! As the year comes to a close, cyber criminals are targeting private individuals and companies and are using spam emails to try to lure them into traps. In addition, they are sending emails with purported scans from printers that are often used by...


G DATA forecast for 2016: the Internet of Things in the cross hairs

12/10/2015, Bochum Pre-installed malware on smartphones and cyber attacks on cars made the headlines in 2015. One in two Internet users became victims of cyber crime this year (source: Bitkom). In 2016, the rapidly increasing interconnectivity will remain a trending issue. Companies will continue to digitise their...


Advent season: a four-week long “Black Friday” for online criminals

12/07/2015, Bochum Whether it’s via smart phone, tablet or PC – shopping for Christmas gifts online is still booming. Last year in Germany alone, 37 million shoppers decided to avoid crammed shops and long checkout lines and to buy their gifts online. (Source: Bitkom). Advent is not only the season with the highest...


Münster-Osnabrück Airport chooses G DATA

11/26/2015, Bochum Flights to a total of 25 destinations in Europe take off from Münster-Osnabrück Airport every day, so a well-functioning and comprehensively secured IT infrastructure is essential. When it comes to IT security, the airport operator has put its trust entirely in G DATA and is using Endpoint...


G DATA named as launch partner for Microsoft Cloud in Germany

11/17/2015, Bochum Following the announcement of Microsoft Cloud in Germany, the US company will be offering a solution that meets the strict data protection provisions and compliance guidelines which apply in Germany. As a co-founder of the "IT Security Made in Germany" initiative by TeleTrust, G DATA is supporting...


Dont‘ get infected at the online pharmacy

11/17/2015, Bochum Flu and cold season is here: runny noses, fevers and sore throats are abound. Many are on the lookout for a good deal for their cold medicine of choice. According to a survey conducted by BITKOM, every second user has bought his or her tables or sprays online at least once before. Online criminals...



G DATA BankGuard averts over 100 million euros worth of losses

10/19/2015, Bochum 73 percent of Internet users carry out their financial transactions online (source: Bitkom). In 2014, the German Federal Criminal Police Office recorded 6,984 cases of phishing related to online banking – an increase of 70.5 percent (2013: 4,096 cases). G DATA SecurityLabs’ Malware Report for the...


The Internet of Things needs clear security standards

10/09/2015, Bochum Researchers expect the Internet of Things to have a global turnover of USD 1.8 billion (approx. EUR 1.6 billion; source: Uni Jyväskylä) in the year 2020. The endless stream of reports about hacked cars and data leaks illustrates the problems with intelligent devices. G DATA security expert Eddy...