09/28/2012  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

G Data is now providing smartphone users a free app that protects Android devices against the possible consequences of the USSD vulnerability. The G Data USSD filter intercepts all "tel:" URLs and checks them for corresponding USSD codes, which could be manipulated to delete the smartphone's data...

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09/19/2012  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

G Data’s newest Malware Report, which was published today, shows a new and unexpected development in malware: the extreme growth of new malicious programs seems to be slowing down. Granted, the antivirus industry still needed to develop 1,381,967 new virus signatures to detect and block all new...

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09/14/2012  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Security researchers from G Data Software have identified a botnet that is controlled by attackers from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server running as a hidden service inside the Tor anonymity network. Using the Tor network makes it virtually impossible to trace the responsible criminals in control...

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08/30/2012  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

A zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Oracle's latest Java Version 7. This vulnerability enables cyber criminals to access the computers of unsuspecting Internet users in order to attack them. At the moment, only targeted attacks are known, where the malicious code is part of the known...

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08/17/2012  |  Bochum  | 

Computer malware Dorifel, which encrypts Word and Excel files on infected PCs, is circulating at the moment. The worm first appeared in the Netherlands and is now also spreading in Germany. It is estimated to have infected several thousand computers worldwide. Dorifel was initially smuggled onto PCs...

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07/24/2012  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

Starting this week, athletes from around the world will once again compete for medals, as the 2012 Summer Olympics get under way in London on Friday. But fans aren't the only ones interested in this major international event - cyber criminals are also using the Olympics to specifically target sports...

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06/25/2012  |  Bochum (Germany)  | 

As more and more Brits are fleeing the country, in order to escape what has already been dubbed ‘monsoon June’, academic research shows this has virtually no consequences for our presence on the www. If anything, the Summer seems to be a good time to spend time online. Booking holidays online is...

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04/25/2012  |  London  | 

Online banking fraud is causing hundreds of millions in damages worldwide, and this number is on the rise. Awareness campaigns are rendering phishing attacks less successful, but cyber criminals have already found ways to make up for this fact. Intelligent computer malware programs called banking...

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04/24/2012  |  London  | 

Computer malware threats are increasingly short-lived and always changing. Pure signature-based malware detection no longer suffices. With the new G Data security generation, the Internet security specialist uses the most up-to-date proactive technologies. Unique BankGuard technology ensures safe...

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12/09/2010  |  Bochum  | 

With U.S. holiday e-commerce up 12% from last year already, the average consumer isn’t the only one taking advantage of the deals, according to IT security experts, G Data Software. Cyber criminals, who are attracted to the heavy online shopping, are scouring the Web, looking for opportunities to...

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