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New "Blue Screen of Death": Genuine Help or Security Risk?

New "Blue Screen of Death": Genuine Help or Security Risk?

06/22/2016 - There is hardly anything more annoying than error messages and the associated trouble with programs that crash, work that has been lost and the like. Microsoft appears to be trying to improve the user experience with its blue screen errors. However, they have not got rid of the infamous “BSOD”, but are allegedly providing a QR code with a link to a matching help page. This technology offers a...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf

Encryption Trojan Locky: What you need to know about the ransomware

Encryption Trojan Locky: What you need to know about the ransomware

02/25/2016 - In recent months and perhaps even years, there has hardly been a single computer malware strain that has been so prominent in media reports as the ransomware Locky. The reports of tens of thousands of computers being infected every day are unsettling. Many users are wondering what can be done about the daintily-named malware. Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs are providing an overview and tips for a...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf

GAME OVER: HOW A COLOURFUL GAME TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION TRAP

GAME OVER: HOW A COLOURFUL GAME TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION TRAP

01/27/2016 - Premium SMS messages were the first attacks on Android users – almost six years ago, malware with this functionality was the primary risk. Since then of course, the malware landscape for mobile devices has moved on significantly. For this very reason, it is notable that a new type of subscription trap has been evident in the current Google Play store for several weeks now, causing Android users...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf
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