Bitdefender Launches Chat Protection for Mobile Instant Messaging Apps

Bitdefender has unveiled Chat Protection for mobile-based instant messaging applications, an alert system users that identifies if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over popular chat applications.

You’ll find this new feature integrated into Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android through Bitdefender Scam Alert technology.

If a malicious link is detected during chat sessions, the user receives a warning along with information about associated risks and a suggested course of action. If warnings are ignored, built-in web protection technologies prevents the user from navigating to the malicious webpage.

“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,” said Ciprian Istrate, senior vice president of operations, Consumer Solutions Group at Bitdefender. “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.”

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