BitDefender Announces Beta Launch of safego Application

October 2010


Goes beyond Facebook╝▓s built-in privacy controls to alert users of personal information leaks, safeguard against e-threats, and only access safe content

 

BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, today announced the BETA launch of safego - an application which uses BitDefender’s sophisticated scanning technology to take the confusion out of a safe social networking experience. Designed to be used on various social networks, BitDefender safego is now being BETA tested on Facebook®. 

Through a simple interface, the BitDefender safego application checks the user’s privacy levels and identifies personal information that’s visible to strangers. It also scans the user’s wall, message inbox and comments for malicious links and compromised shared content like videos and pictures.

“It’s clear that a large number of people don’t understand how much personal information they’re sharing with the world. The BitDefender safego app makes it easy to identify what’s shared and make the necessary changes,” said Catalin Cosoi, Head of the BitDefender Online Threats Lab.  “Additionally, we’ve seen an increasing number of attacks targeted at the 500 million users of Facebook. Using our superior malware detection, the BitDefender safego app helps protect users from malicious links and other threats that spread through messages, wall posts and videos. ”

By installing the BitDefender safego app, users will receive:

  • Privacy protection – users are warned when they should modify their Facebook privacy settings so personal information isn’t exposed
  • Automatic scanning –users simply press the “scan now” button to get a snapshot of their Facebook security status
  • 24/7 protection – Facebook accounts are protected even when users are not logged in to Facebook
  • Protection for friends – users will have the ability to warn their friends about infected links in their Facebook accounts

For additional information on BitDefender safego, please visit the BitDefender safego app page at http://apps.facebook.com/bd-safego/. To learn more about BitDefender’s award winning technology, please visit www.BitDefender.com


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