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Bitdefender BOX Now Offers Total Privacy to Home Assistants users

September 2019

Private Mode helps users enjoy state-of-the-art technology in complete privacy

Bitdefender BOX, the revolutionary device that protects all smart gadgets and connected devices in your home from cybercriminals, now lets you easily turn off the home assistant by pressing a button directly in your Bitdefender Central app.

Private Mode, now available on Bitdefender BOX, restores privacy to your home whenever you want it by instantly cutting internet connections of smart voice assistants in the house, preventing them from overhearing and recording your words.

Home assistants function by being always on, and could accidentally or intentionally record snippets of conversation that might reveal sensitive information, or violate the privacy of your family. News headlines warn of major international companies allowing contractors to review conversations overheard by smart assistants, sometimes recording private or intimate moments and replaying them for strangers.

Bitdefender BOX’s Private Mode lets you set a timer to determine how long you want rock-solid privacy. Let the timer expire to regain access, or simply press a button at any time to use your personal assistants again.

“People increasingly are left with the eerie feeling that anything they say and do in their homes can be overheard by faceless corporations and third-party contractors who may not be committed to their privacy,” said Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender's Vice President for Consumer Solutions. “Bitdefender BOX has devised a solution that allows users to enjoy old-style privacy in their homes while still accessing the convenience of the latest tech breakthroughs.”

Bitdefender BOX, designed by Bitdefender, the innovative cybersecurity solutions provider protecting 500 million machines worldwide, protects users from malware, identity theft, hacker attacks and other cybercrime while offering lightning-fast connectivity and virtually instant response to all threats. It also includes a comprehensive Parental Control solution that protects kids from cyberbullying and other threats while allowing parents to effectively control screen time.