BitDefender Launches Free Clueful for Android App
Article by George Norman
On 24 May 2013
The free, recently released Clueful app analyzes the apps installed on your Android device and tells you if any of them abuse your personal info and put your privacy in jeopardy.

Your Android-powered device is a central hub for a lot of personal, private information. BitDefender wants to make sure that your privacy is not put in jeopardy by apps that might misuse, abuse, or carelessly use your sensitive information. You see, apps can leak your phone number, spam you in the notification bar, read your browsing history, send text messages without your permission, make phone calls without your permission, and more.


As I was saying BitDefender, does not want your private data being misused by apps. With that aim in mind, the security company rolled out an innovative, free app called Clueful. It will analyze the apps installed on your device and tell you 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.

BitDefender Clueful – Main Features
  • Performs an In-depth analysis of all the apps installed on your Android and tells you what they do behind your back.
  • On-install Guardian tells you if you want to install an app that does not respect your privacy.
  • Calculates a personal privacy score that tells you how vulnerable you are.
  • Uses the BitDefender Cloud to provide access to the latest info from a growing database comprised of hundreds of thousands of apps that is updated 24/7.
“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 Clueful for Android is available for download on the Play Store.

Tags: BitDefender, Clueful, Android, Play Store, Google, security, privacy
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