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 individuals 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 dangerous webpage if warnings are disregarded.
The key features of Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android with Chat Protection are:
Preemptive alerting for financial and data loss risks
Enhanced protection for friends and family
Detection of sophisticated social engineering
“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.”