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MWC 2016: Smart security solutions for iOS and Android

01/27/2016, Bochum "Mobile is everything" is the theme of the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Chatting, surfing and online banking are taking place more and more often on mobile devices. In Germany alone, 47 percent of smartphone owners use mobile banking facilities (source: ING-DiBa). G DATA will be...


New Year’s resolutions for 2016: G DATA offers six tips for a secure new year

12/21/2015, Bochum The time after the Christmas holidays is traditionally used to define resolutions for the coming year, including classics such as quitting smoking or playing sports more often. Internet users, however, should use that time to check their own digital security. Has a complete security solution been...


AV-TEST: Full marks for G DATA Internet Security FOR ANDROID

12/17/2015, Bochum Research institute AV-TEST has investigated 25 security apps for Android. G DATA Internet Security FOR ANDROID gets full marks in the test and impressed the testers with its comprehensive malware detection and ease of use. The testers created a realistic test scenario and pitched the security...


G DATA Clean up takes the fight to obnoxious toolbars & Adware

12/17/2015, Bochum Adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) currently dominate the Top 10 of prevented attacks against computer users, according to G DATA SecurityLabs. Such programs are usually installed without the user’s consent and can become a serious nuisance: browser add-ins or other unwanted additional...


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...