SOURCE: BitDefender


August 27, 2012 08:00 ET

Bitdefender Relaunches Clueful as Free Social Web-Guide on iOS App Behavior

Former iOS Privacy App Made Available Again With More Features for Consumers to Learn How Apps Treat Their Data and Privacy

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) -  Bitdefender, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, today announced the relaunch of Clueful, the first security application to empower iPhone owners to distinguish privacy violating apps. Replacing the controversially removed iOS App Store version, Clueful returns as a free web-app globally.

Available for free at via iPhones, iPads and PCs alike, the new Clueful adds more features and more vital privacy information for users. Clueful's privacy database has also been fortified with data on more Apps, growing from 65,000 to more than 100,000. Users are informed of Apps that are careless with usernames and passwords, track location, read and use address books, access calendars, drain a device's battery, overly target users with ads, don't encrypt personal data or transmissions, track and aggregate the owner's usage through multiple analytics networks, and more.

Alongside access to Top App listing information, users can now add comments on any App's clue card and comment on how developers handle their privacy.

"The iPhone is the most personal of your personal devices, storing large amounts of private information that app developers would love to access. We feel Clueful is one of the most useful and valuable tools available to consumers and are excited to relaunch it," said Bitdefender's Chief Security Researcher, Catalin Cosoi. "We're putting Clueful out as a comprehensive, full-featured guide to iOS apps with added social features and are preparing further advances for this new technology. There will be much more about Clueful coming soon."

Bitdefender®, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions, continues to work with Apple to bringing the initially approved and later pulled Clueful back on the App Store.

About Bitdefender®

Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. 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 "Editor's Choice" by PC Mag for Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 and the "GoldAward" by TopTenREVIEWS that confirmed the software's top spot among 25 tested security products. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, a sizzling blend of steamy computer security stories and stimulating visuals that spotlights the seedy underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software -- and gossip.

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