07/16/2013  |  Bochum  | 

Protecting the IT infrastructure from spy attacks is absolutely crucial for companies. This is because valuable design plans, customer data and business plans are highly sought after by online criminals and foreign spy agencies. But which network solution can companies really rely on? In the current...

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07/15/2013  |  Bochum  | 

The recently discovered vulnerability in the Android operating system is currently instilling fear in smartphone and tablet users around the world. It is estimated that 99 percent of all devices are affected by the vulnerability, which criminals can use to steal personal data by using a master key...

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06/24/2013  |  Badhoevedorp  | 

The use of fake antivirus is a well known trick of cyber criminals. With this tactic it is very easy to install malware on the victims computer. Another goal is making as much money as possible off the victim. To heighten the effectivity of this scam, cyber criminals often abuse the names of...

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06/20/2013  |  Bochum  | 

Many tourists take their smartphone, tablet or notebook on holiday with them, so they can send holiday greetings, take photos or keep up with what's going on via the Internet. According to CosmosDirekt, more than two thirds of people make use of a mobile Internet connection while on holiday. But...

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06/13/2013  |  Bochum  | 

Shopping online has been on the increase for years. According to BITKOM, more than two thirds of all Germans have already purchased goods on the Internet. And once again this summer, many holidaymakers will be looking at online offers when it comes to purchasing new swimwear, medication for the...

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06/10/2013  |  Bochum  | 

Android has been in the ascendancy in the mobile sector for some time now. According to Gartner, around 75 percent of all smartphones purchased worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 ran Android. Small wonder then that, on average, cyber criminals were deploying a new strain of Android malware every...

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05/16/2013  |  Bochum  | 

Along with phishing campaigns, banking Trojans are the principal method chosen by cyber criminals to attack users and manipulate online transactions. The G Data Security Labs analysis for the first quarter of 2013 revealed that ZeuS Trojans and variants of these are currently the commonest programs...

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04/26/2013  |  Bochum  | 

Cyber criminals are currently targeting Android mobile devices to steal mTANs and PINs for online bank accounts. The criminals do so by using an email supposedly coming from Postbank, which tries to convince users to install an "SSL certificate app". If users access the link in the email via their...

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04/17/2013  |  Bochum  | 

While the devastating bombing at the Boston Marathon has caused grief and horror around the world, cyber criminals have exploited the attack as an opportunity for a huge wave of spam. G Data Security Labs is currently observing a massive rise in email with links to videos of the explosion. But...

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03/28/2013  |  Bochum  | 

The most important and also the most basic security function in a smartphone is the screen lock, which protects the device from unauthorised access. A vulnerability in this function has recently been discovered in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Sony Xperia Z. A simple trick enables criminals to...

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