Thursday, November 10th, 2011
SYDNEY & AUCKLAND – November 10, 2011 –Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative Internet security solutions, is adding a unique tool to its arsenal to prevent scams on Twitter. The addition makes Bitdefender the only security suite that protects users on all major social networks.

Safego, developed in the tradition of sleek, silent defence guaranteed by the Bitdefender name, has emerged successful from beta testing by Twitter users and will be incorporated into Bitdefender Total Security 2012 and related products Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012.

Safego scans for and detects fake or hijacked profiles set up to flood Twitter accounts with spam and verify direct messages. It also filters users’ Timelines for tweets contain malicious links to phishing or malware pages.

Since its launch for Facebook in October, 2010, Safego has caught more than a million infected objects worldwide, helping users steer clear of threats on the social network.

“As a dynamic source of information, and a major platform for using shortened URLs, attackers find Twitter an extremely attractive arena for launching targeted attacks,” said George Petre, Bitdefender’s Senior Social Media Security Researcher. “Social threats will remain a hot security issue for quite some time, and a security layer for social media security is essential in providing total security.”

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Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, the company has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.

Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.

Anna Barnes
P: 02 8281 3802


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