Posts Tagged ‘secure online banking’

G DataAfter years of development G Data finally presented the latest anti-virus technology.

G Data at the international exhibition CeBIT unveiled the innovative technology for protection from virus CloseGap. G Data CloseGap hybrid technology is an active protection that can withstand the malware and network attacks.

CloseGap actually has many more features than conventional anti-virus technology. It combines proactive protection methods, such as: (more…)

Online bankingRemote banking and electronic payments via the Internet has made our life more comfortable – banking operations can now be performed from any location equipped with Internet access, without visiting a bank office.

However, we must constantly ask ourselves the question: how much of our equipment protected from the banking malware? A timely manner, we update their browsers and operating systems? It is known that about 85% of Internet users neglect regular installing the latest OS and application patches, thus increasing the possibility of breaking their digital devices almost tripled.

Number of programs, data stealing online banking is growing rapidly, the infection rate increased sharply banking malware. Take, for example, the rapid spread malware Citadel. This Trojan is designed specifically to attack Internet users and continuously improved since its introduction. Citadel is based on the code of one of the oldest and most popular in the hacker environment malware – bot Zeus. Since its release in the clear code of Zeus was the basis for the development of a set of banking Trojans, such as the latest versions IceIx and Citadel.

Just as Zeus, Citadel sold on the black market in the form of development packages that include the code and tools for its further improvement. Development packages allow cybercriminals to quickly and easily refine and customize the Trojans in accordance with their needs and characteristics of their botnet command infrastructure. Citadel authors went further, launching an online platform through which consumers can request packets from the authors Citadel options, report bugs, and even offer modules that extend the functionality of the Trojan. Thus, the malware has already turned into a full service, and the hacker community and their customers – to a full social network! (more…)