Clueful Ensures iPhone Apps No Longer Keep Secrets
Bitdefender launches world's first iOS app that shows how apps access iPhone owners' private data
Bitdefender, the global leader in computer security technology, announces the launch of Clueful, the world’s first and only app that tells you which iOS 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, hit you up with ads, track and aggregate your usage through multiple analytics networks, are careless with your usernames and passwords or 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. “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 access so you can make an informed decision whether to use that app.”
Clueful works by retrieving audit information from the cloud. Clueful will also let you examine an app before installing it, giving you the information you need to decide whom to trust with your personal data.
Check out Clueful at http://www.cluefulapp.com
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. 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 "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives, "Best Repair 2012" by AV-Test, "Editor's Choice" and "The Best Antivirus for 2013" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products.
More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.