WannaCry: Ransomware attacks companies and private users across the world

05/16/2017, Bochum The ransomware WannaCry has crippled companies not just in Germany but across the world - even critical infrastructures such as hospitals and energy suppliers have been affected. Deutsche Bahn has also been one of the prominent victims of the cyber attacks. The infection mechanism in WannaCry...

WannaCry: Ransomware attacks companies and private users across the world

350 new Android malware apps every hour

04/27/2017, 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...

350 new Android malware apps every hour

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

04/11/2017, 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...

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

The feather duster 2.0: A successful digital spring clean

03/30/2017, 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...

The feather duster 2.0: A successful digital spring clean

Using public WiFi securely with iOS

03/27/2017, 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...

Using public WiFi securely with iOS