09/08/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Malware that infects computers when a manipulated USB stick is connected has been around for several years. Researchers at the Berlin Security Research Labs (SRLabs) have discovered a new, previously unnoticed method of infection. The new type of attack was demonstrated at the Black Hat hacker...

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08/19/2014  |  Bochum  | 

A new strain of stealth malware is capable of misusing renowned web portals such as Yahoo and Gmail to receive control commands. What makes the IcoScript Trojan so unusual is that the malware uses its own scripting language to connect automatically to an email account. This account has been set up...

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08/12/2014  |  Bochum  | 

According to the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware; BIU), 29.3 million Germans play computer games, 37 percent of whom are gamers aged 40 and over. Gaming has long been a leisure time occupation for all the family, with...

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08/04/2014  |  Bochum  | 

The security experts at G DATA SecurityLabs have come up against a very rare type of malware that simply hides itself in the Windows registry. There is no "traditional" file initially. This attack vector is used to circumvent conventional virus scans.

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07/25/2014  |  Bochum  | 

On the beach, in the mountains, or on a city break – smartphones, tablets and notebooks have long been a staple of the holiday packing list. Even on holiday people prefer to be online rather than offline. Whether posting photos, checking weather reports and email or looking for excursion and...

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07/16/2014  |  Bochum  | 

Travel documents, cash, mobile devices, cameras, jewellery and company documents – on holiday or on a business trip, tourists and business people alike often carry valuable objects in their luggage. For a small fee, many hotels offer a room safe for keeping important documents and valuables safe....

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07/03/2014  |  Bochum  | 

The online travel market is growing year upon year. In 2014, there is an estimated spend of $446 worldwide for online bookings (source: Statista - www.statista.com/statistics/247321/forecast-of-worldwide-online-travel-sales-volume/). Countless bargain hunters are looking for a cheap last...

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07/02/2014  |  Bochum  | 

G DATA Software AG is proving its loyalty to its roots by planning to convert the 2.3 hectare plot of land that it has recently acquired at Königsallee 178 into the G DATA Campus. One century ago, on 25 June 1914, the foundation stone for the headquarters of consumer cooperative Wohlfahrt was laid...

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06/16/2014  |  Bochum  | 

For the first time ever, the experts at the German security vendor have discovered a smartphone that comes with extensive spyware straight from the factory. The malware is disguised as the Google Play Store and is part of the pre-installed Android apps. The spyware runs in the background and cannot...

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05/09/2014  |  Bochum  | 

The provocative statement by Symantec vice president Brian Dye claiming that antivirus software is "dead" has unsettled Internet users and companies worldwide for a good reason. But how is the technology that was declared dead faring? Every day, G DATA SecurityLabs discover more than 8,000 new...

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