Today, the first real-time chat protection features for mobile-based instant messaging apps were announced by Bitdefender, a leader in cybersecurity. When harmful links are received or sent during real-time conversations using the most widely used chat applications, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and Discord, Bitdefender Chat Protection promptly informs users. The new features, a significant advancement for the sector, aid in user protection against the rise of mobile device-targeting cybercrime.
Bitdefender Scam Alert technology, used by users worldwide to monitor, detect, and block link-based assaults delivered via messaging applications, notifications, and SMS text messages, is integrated into Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android to provide chat protection. Chat Protection continuously watches chat sessions and warns users of any suspicious links that might try to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, login credentials, and money.
The user is informed of any dangerous URLs during chat conversations, along with the hazards involved and a recommended course of action. Built-in web protection technologies stop users from accessing the dangerous webpage if warnings are disregarded.
Globally, Facebook Messenger is used by over one billion people and WhatsApp by over two billion. Malware and phishing emails transmitted through SMS text messages and instant messaging apps will still be one of the biggest hazards to mobile consumers in 2022. The combined 85% of discovered malicious URLs come from spam and untrusted domains, according to the 2021 Bitdefender Consumer Threat Landscape Report.
“Mobile threats continue to increase, and cybercriminals have evolved beyond email-based phishing attacks to include SMS text messages (smishing) and popular instant messaging applications”, “With the new capabilities in Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, users can rest easy and chat safely knowing they have strong, real-time protection against malware, malicious links and scams across their Android devices.”
Ciprian Istrate, senior vice president of operations, Consumer Solutions Group at Bitdefender.
Key Features and Benefits :
- Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android with Chat Protection customers benefit from:
- Preemptive alerting for financial and data loss risks — When users receive a suspicious link in messaging applications, notifications or text messages they are notified to prevent accessing or sharing the link.
- Enhanced protection for friends and family — If a potentially dangerous link is inadvertently shared, users have the options to recall or delete the message.
- Detection of sophisticated social engineering — Phishing attempts that rely on human curiosity, urgency, and impersonation are recognized and flagged by Bitdefender offering users an additional layer of protection.
Availability Of Application :
Customers old and new may now purchase Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android, which includes real-time chat security for Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Discord. Visit bitdefender.com or the Google Play Store for more details or to make a purchase.
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