07/14/2016  |  Bochum  | 

The adorable little pocket critters Pokémon are back. These little Japanese animals make a comeback as virtual-reality-game for smartphones. Attackers try to use the popularity of this brand new game for themselves and prey on impatient gamers who cannot wait for the game to be released: at least...

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07/13/2016  |  Bochum  | 

“HummingBad”, a new type of Android malware, has, according to media reports, infected millions of smartphones and tablet worldwide during the past few days and weeks. The malware in question is highly lucrative for its makers – each month they can rake in up to 300.000 Euros in revenue. The makers...

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07/07/2016  |  Bochum  | 

Summer, sun and security – whether it’s on the beach or in the mountains, holidaymakers also want online access when travelling. For this reason, 74 percent take a smartphone on holiday with them. 31 percent prefer a tablet. This was the result of a G DATA summer survey of 1,000 internet users. Only...

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06/23/2016  |  Bochum  | 

Every Windows user is familiar with the blue screen when the operating system runs into an error. This "Blue Screen of Death" (in short: BSOD) is set to be redesigned in the forthcoming Windows 10 summer update. A QR code is expected to give users the possibility of being able to search for the...

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06/22/2016  |  Bochum  | 

In their latest comparison test AV-Test examined 26 security solutions for Android and tested their resilience to current threats. G DATA Mobile Internet Security again achieved the best result in the detection of and defence against malware. Full marks were also given for ease of use and useful...

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06/07/2016  |  Bochum  | 

The media is currently awash with reports about e-cigarettes supposedly infected with malware and dangerous charging stations for smartphones at airports or in bars. The problems being illustrated are not new. A proof of concept regarding the infection of smartphones via manipulated charging...

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06/03/2016  |  Bochum  | 

Summer, sun, sunglasses – G DATA security experts are currently noticing increased numbers of questionable offers for renowned brand sunglasses on the Internet. Users are being promised 65 and 85 percent discount off the retail price. The messages do not contain any dangerous attachments, but they...

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05/03/2016  |  Bochum  | 

May 5th, 2016 is World Password Day. Online banking, shopping, email and social media accounts – for all of them users need to remember a password or a PIN code. According to a survey conducted by BITKOM, about a third of the population (36%) feel overwhelmed by the large amount of password that...

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04/29/2016  |  Bochum  | 

Independent test lab AV-Comparatives test security solutions for their protection against the latest real-time threats. For the test, the Real-Time Threat List (RTTL) of Anti Malware Standard Testing Organization (AMTSO) was used. This list is a collection of actual real-time threats and contains...

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04/13/2016  |  Bochum  | 

At the end of the year, G DATA SecurityLabs recorded massive attacks by banking Trojan Dridex, which were averted by the unique G DATA BankGuard technology. The criminals behind Dridex tried to use spam email containing fictitious invoices or supposed tax refunds to lure recipients into their trap....

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