SOURCE: BitDefender


May 21, 2013 11:00 ET

Bitdefender Launches Free Clueful for Android App to Protect Users From Privacy Invasion

Groundbreaking App Alerts Device Owners to Suspicious and Reckless Behavior by Apps

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - BITDEFENDER HQ - Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus software solutions, has launched the groundbreaking app Clueful for Android, giving device owners a way to monitor suspicious or careless apps that endanger privacy, handle sensitive data carelessly, deliver unwanted spam and access private information.

Bitdefender Clueful for Android gives you -- totally free -- a tool to monitor and analyze Android apps to see which ones can use your phone and read your messages without permission, send spam notifications, access your photos, send your passwords unencrypted over the internet, upload your calendar, interrupt your phone calls with audio ads and more.

The free app offers a comprehensive analysis of app behavior that is only available from Bitdefender. From the maker of Bitdefender Mobile Security, PC Mag's Editor's Choice for Android security, Clueful checks your apps against a constantly updated Cloud database to let you know when your privacy is at risk. Moreover, Clueful checks each app as soon as you install it, and rates the overall security status of your device with a "Privacy Score" to measure your vulnerability.

"Your smartphone is probably the most personal device you own, containing private messages, sensitive banking information, personal photos and other data that can leave you vulnerable if handled carelessly," said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. "Meanwhile, the world of apps is still like the Wild West -- poorly regulated, chaotic and open to exploitation by unsavory characters. Clueful offers you a solid defense in an often dangerous milieu." 

Bitdefender will launch Bitdefender Clueful for Android in an event for the media at Pepcom's MobileFocus at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on May 21, the opening night of the CTIA 2013™. Clueful will be available starting the same day on the Google Play store.

Clueful is crafted and maintained by world-leading developers at Bitdefender, drawing on years of experience on the front lines of the fight against malware. Innovation and dedication has won the company top awards, including the #1 spot worldwide in testing by independent analysts of AV-TEST in 2013, the Product of the Year for 2012 by AV-Comparatives, 12 consecutive VB100 awards from Virus Bulletin and more.

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives, "Best Repair 2012" by AV-Test, and "Editor's Choice" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software's leadership status among security products. More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.

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