First aid for Android users: G Data eliminates current vulnerability

German IT security provider stops mobile data thieves in their tracks

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 exploit. G Data is offering first aid to Android users. It is providing its customers with a hotfix for eliminating the dangerous vulnerability, using a free program update for G Data MobileSecurity 2. For other users, the German IT security provider is offering a download of a free 30 day version of its effective MobileSecurity solution. By then, the individual mobile device manufacturers will have delivered Google's official patch.

 

Free program update and free 30 day version
All customers with a valid licence for G Data MobileSecurity 2 will automatically receive a program update today. This will close the gap until the individual mobile device manufacturers have supplied the official Android patch. For all other users, the German IT security provider is making available a free 30 day version of the powerful security solution for smartphones and tablets using an Android operating system.

The free version is available online at: http://qsmirror01.gdatasecurity.de/qs/MOBILE/30days/INT_M_TRL_30days_MS2_R_2013.apk


G Data MobileSecurity 2 provides reliable protection against mobile malware as well as real-time protection when surfing the net on a smartphone or tablet PC. In addition, users can block annoying callers and SMS senders, plus contacts and their associated calls and messages can be password protected. Those who use their device for personal use as well as for work can thus protect their business contacts separately.

In addition, smartphone and tablet users can protect themselves from the disastrous consequences of a loss or theft. Devices can be located again and stored data can be deleted remotely to protect it from third party access. This provides optimum protection for mobile devices.


Key features of G Data MobileSecurity 2:

  • Instant protection when surfing
  • Protection against dangerous apps
  • Protection against Android malware
  • SMS and call filter
  • Protection if the device is lost or stolen
  • Lock if SIM card is changed
  • Password protection for apps
  • Protected contacts



System requirements

  • Smartphone or tablet PC with an Android operating system version 2.1 or above
  • Space required: approx. 14 MB

Kathrin Beckert