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350 new Android malware apps every hour

27/04/17, Bochum Around 72 percent of smartphone users worldwide have a device that uses an Android operating system (source: Statcounter). In the first quarter of 2017, G DATA security experts discovered over 750,000 new malware apps for Google’s popular operating system. The figures are proof of a growing level of...


A new malware strain was discovered every 4.2 seconds in Q1 2017

11/04/17, Bochum In 2016, G DATA experts counted 6,834,443 new digital malware strains. This represents an increase of 32.9 percent compared to 2015. The trend continued in Q1 2017, with 1,852,945 new malware strains. This means that, for this period, the G DATA analysts discover a new malware strain every 4.2...


The feather duster 2.0: A successful digital spring clean

30/03/17, Bochum Half of all Germans make the most of the annual spring clean to make their homes spick and span again. But a digital spring clean also does your PC, smartphone and tablet a world of good. Users should therefore clean up their hard drives and install available program and operating system updates as...


Using public WiFi securely with iOS

27/03/17, Bochum Many people use a public WiFi in cafés, airports or hotels. This offers nu-merous advantages for consumers, but also entails risks. Criminals can exploit these networks to read emails or steal access data. With the op-tional VPN module in G DATA Mobile Internet Security, your digital life remains...


Vault 7: The CIA’s Cyber Weapons

10/03/17, Bochum The leaked confidential CIA documents shine a bright light on the agency’s hardware and software hacking activities between 2013 and 2016. They explicitly mention iPhones, Android devices, Linux, Windows as well as Smart TVs as targets. Security vendors are also included in the list. It seems that...


Stiftung Warentest: G DATA Internet Security provides the best virus scanner

24/02/17, Bochum No other security software protects consumers against digital malware more meticulously than G DATA Internet Security 2017 – that is the result of the latest comparison test run by Stiftung Warentest in “test” magazine (03/2017). Since 2005, the German company’s security solutions have impressed...


Threat situation for mobile devices worsens

22/02/17, Bochum Around half of people use a smartphone or tablet to go online (source: Bitkom). The Android operating system is the most widely used on mobile devices and hence is a popular target of attack for cyber criminals. G DATA security experts once again recorded a negative record of 3,246,284 new Android...


G DATA does not touch HTTPS

13/02/17, Bochum A study titled "The Security Impact of HTTPS Interception" states that security solutions from G DATA interferes with transferring encrypted browser traffic by opening up HTTPS. According to the researchers, this would compromise hat security of the connection. G DATA has immediately contacted the...


MWC 2017: Mobile security is an elementary component of digitisation

09/02/17, Bochum The Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona this year under the keyword “Elemental”. The slogan makes it clear – mobile devices have become a permanent fixture in the digital everyday world. In Germany alone, some 50 million people used a smartphone in 2016 (source: comScore). The threat...