SOURCE: BitDefender


May 22, 2012 14:13 ET

Clueful Ensures iPhone Apps No Longer Keep Secrets

Bitdefender Launches World's First iOS App That Shows How Apps Access iPhone Owners' Private Data

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - Bitdefender, the global leader in computer security technology, today announced the launch of Clueful, the world's first and only app that tells owners of iOS devices which apps may be accessing more information than they need.

Clueful, launched May 22 on the Apple App Store, identifies potentially misbehaving apps on your iPhone, giving you an inside look at all the information app developers can gather about you.

Clueful's sleek interface displays which apps track your location, drain your battery, read and use your address book, target you with ads, track and aggregate your usage through multiple analytics networks, are careless with usernames and passwords, access your Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts, and more.

"App developers can ask for, and receive, access to your precise location, your contact list and more information about you when you install their products on your iPhone," said Alexandru Catalin Cosoi, chief security researcher, Bitdefender. "Your iPhone is probably the most personal device you own, holding vast amounts of information about what you do, who you are and where you go. Clueful tells you what kinds of private information apps can and do access so you can make an informed decision whether to use them."

Clueful works by retrieving audit information from the cloud and also assesses an app before installing it, giving you the information you need to decide whom to trust with your personal data.

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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, the company won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. 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.

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