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MWC: Take back your phone

At the Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Bitdefender announced a new mobile security solution for Android with anti-theft capabilities and enhanced security privacy protection.

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Bitdefender announced the new Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, with new smart anti-theft capabilities, enhanced privacy protection, a sleek new interface and battery-saving features.

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 and can be tested for free for 14 days.


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