09/09/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Most of us use internet-based social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn. However, this enormous popularity also attracts cyber criminals, who in turn are using such networks to attack us. The perpetrators use purpose made computer viruses to gain access to personal data of network users. But...

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08/03/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Online poker is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes. During the last ten years, poker has developed from an underground, often times completely illegal business into a mainstream hobby that has more than a few TV shows dedicated to it. The increased popularity is not limited to the borders of our...

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07/27/2010  |  Bochum  | 

The serious security flaw regarding shortcuts in Microsoft Windows products is currently exploited by various pieces of malicious software and everything points to an emergence of new and more malware variants with this exploit. As the media reported, the first approaches to address the...

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07/13/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Today’s patch is the last one for the operating systems Windows XP  Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000. Microsoft will also stop providing support for these older systems. As there are still hundreds of thousands of companies and consumers that use these systems, G Data expects to see an increase in...

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07/12/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

The summer has arrived  and many Britons are making their last travel preparations. Besides swimsuits and beach mats, ever more travellers take their netbooks and notebooks with them on vacation. However, G Data security expert Eddy Willems advises caution when using unknown WLANs or internet access...

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07/05/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Just a short time and school is out for the summer. With children becoming more and more computer savvy, much of their summer holidays are nowadays spent online. But being computer savvy is not the same as being a responsible internet user.  The Internet is not exactly the safest of playgrounds, and...

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06/28/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Cybercriminals are finding new ways to abuse MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.  G Data’s SecurityLabs recently noticed an increase in spam and phishing sites related to these instant messaging services. At the moment a new wave of spam with fake friend requests is taking place. The security...

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06/23/2010  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Today G Data announces the availability of its new security solutions for home users. Thanks to new cloud security technology and modern behavior recognition, Generation 2011 provides protection that is more effective than ever – and without any loss of computer speed. The entire 2011 product...

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06/11/2010  |  London  | 

Now, there is one more reason to get excited about the upcoming matches of the English football team in South Africa. IT security specialist G Data has launched a special promotional action where every won match will grant users one extra month of free G Data protection. If Capello and his gang win...

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06/04/2010  |  Amsterdam  | 

Today security specialist G Data publishes May’s top 10 it security threats.  JS: Pdfka-OE [Expl], a piece of malware that exploits a vulnerability of PDF-files is at the top of the chart, again this month. Remarkable: three pieces of malware from this month’s top 5 turn out to be Trojans.


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