G DATA is inviting Internet users to review the security status of mobile devices and PCs at the beginning of the new year
We are only a few days into the New Year and yet cybercriminals have already circulated thousands of new malware programs to steal personal information or to blackmail people using ransomware. G DATA advises Internet users to check their own IT security now and, if necessary, to improve it. In doing so, users should rely on an up-to-date security solution for the mobile device and the PC, install all available software updates and create data backups. This will make life difficult for the cybercriminals. G DATA summarises the most important IT security tips for a secure 2018.
Ransomware and banking Trojans are just two types of malware that cybercriminals will continue using to attack Internet users in 2018. Users should therefore not only focus on making the same-old resolutions, such as getting more exercise or adopting a healthier diet, but start thinking about looking after their own IT security.
"The good resolutions of Internet users for 2018 should include checking the security status of their computer and, if necessary, improve it. Users should not forget their mobile devices either, otherwise cybercriminals will find it very easy to steal contacts, photos or other personal information,” explains Tim Berghoff, G DATA Security Evangelist.