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G DATA joins association for the prevention of cyber crime

09/04/2015, Bochum Bochum-based IT security provider G DATA has joined the German Competence Centre against Cyber Crime e.V. (G4C). Finance institutes Commerzbank, ING-DiBa and HypoVereinsbank have joined forces in the Wiesbaden-based association for the prevention of cyber crime. Since it was established 2013, the...


G DATA discovers pre-installed spyware on top smartphones

09/02/2015, Bochum Over 1.9 billion people worldwide are using smartphones in 2015 (source: eMarketer). But many people do not know exactly what a mobile device can disclose to third parties about its owner. Following the revelations about the extensive espionage functions of the Star N9500 smartphone, G DATA security...


AV-TEST: 100 percent protection with G DATA Internet Security FOR ANDROID

08/11/2015, Bochum Research institute AV-TEST evaluated the protection, usability and additional functions of 26 Android security solutions in its latest comparison test. G DATA Internet Security FOR ANDROID gets full marks thanks to its 100 percent malware detection, ease of use and practical features. The smart...


G DATA turns 30: Virus protection was invented in the Ruhr region

08/04/2015, Bochum IT security provider G DATA is celebrating its 30th birthday. Founded in 1985 by Kai Figge and Andreas Lüning, the company developed the first software to counter computer viruses almost three decades ago. For its anniversary, G DATA is thanking its customers by offering a special edition of the...


G DATA Updates Security Solutions For Windows 10 Compatibility

07/29/2015, Atlanta, GA G DATA, the world’s longest standing antivirus company, today announced an upgrade to their security suite for both business and consumer products timed with Microsoft’s Windows 10 launch. The update will now make all of G DATA’s solutions compatible with the upgraded operating system, allowing...


G DATA Internet Security receives award for best banking protection

07/24/2015, Bochum G DATA Internet Security has demonstrated the best protection for online banking and shopping in a test run by MRG Effitas and has been awarded the MRG Effitas Certified award. MRG Effitas is an independent research institute for IT security. The institute publishes a report every quarter on...


G DATA: Experts dispel IT security myths

07/10/2015, Bochum Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs reveal two IT security myths that they hear repeatedly: 1. "I don't visit porn sites so my computer cannot become infected." and 2. "There is nothing important stored on my computer and I have nothing to hide - why should I become the target of an attack?"...


G DATA: Stay fully protected when on holiday

07/08/2015, Bochum Many users do not want to be without their mobile device, even on holiday – for the convenience, for example, of sending holiday greetings to their family and friends from the beach or the pool. Last year, 45 percent of all Germans took a smartphone or tablet with them on holiday (source: Statista)....


Over 50 percent of Android malware targets financial transactions

06/30/2015, Bochum Mobile banking and online shopping are booming. 41 percent of Europeans use a smartphone or tablet for their banking transactions. Another 19 percent plan to switch to mobile banking in the coming year, according to ING Bank. This is a trend that has attracted the attention of cyber criminals with...


Banking Trojan Dridex exploits Windows vulnerability

06/29/2015, Bochum Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have analysed a specially manipulated Microsoft Word document that cyber criminals are using to install the banking Trojan Dridex. The document, which is attached as a fake invoice in a spam email, requires the macro function in Microsoft Office to be enabled after...