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Bitdefender launches for Android

February 25, 2014 • Security

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, has announced the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, fortified with smart anti-theft capabilities, enhanced privacy protection, a sleek new interface and battery-saving agility.

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, announces the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android (image: Bitdefender)

Bitdefender, a creator of antivirus software solutions, announces the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android (image: Bitdefender)

Awarded for best malware detection and usability by independent security testers, the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android uses cloud-based technology to warn device owners of malicious web sites, phishing and fraud while helping users find, wipe or lock a missing device easier and faster.

Privacy Advisor points out intrusive apps that collect sensitive data such as browsing history, bookmarks, contacts lists, messages and calendar entries or that view saved photos.

A Bitdefender analysis of 836,021 free Android apps revealed that about a third can access your location, while almost one in 30 can leak your e-mail address and even more can read your contact lists, access your photos or read your browsing history.

“Once this data is accessed, the phone’s owner has no control over who sees it and how it is used,” says Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “Modern mobile phones are less of a phone and more of a mobile computer and the unchecked use of apps can pose a serious risk to the owner’s privacy.”

Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android also indicates which applications use billable device functions, including making phone calls or sending text messages, helping users make informed decisions about privacy and data security.

Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android is available for download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitdefender.security and can be tested for free for 14 days.

Staff writer



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