Bitdefender Wi-Fi Security Advisor

Bitdefender Wi-Fi Security Advisor
Antivirus and firewalls can't protect users from all threats inherent  to shared networks, like public hotspots in parks and cafes or Wi-Fi networks in hotels and airports. The use of HTTPS isn't completely reliable and still offers hackers the possibility to perform attacks via fake websites. For this reasons, data transmitted on an open wireless connection is not fully safeguarded. Mixed with a high risk behavior of users that perform sensitive transactions, the Wi-Fi connectivity may deeply influence the security context of their devices.

When asked in what ways they have accessed sensitive information while using public Wi-Fi::
  • 26% say they have checked a bank account 
  • 19% say they have paid a bill 
  • 8% say they have sent an email with sensitive information such as their Social Security number or an account number 
  • 6% say they have filed their taxes 
  • 10% say they have done so in another way 
Bitdefender Wi-Fi Security Advisor makes the protection configuration of the product to be more suited to the security context of the device and offer a more comprehending protection status to the user. When browsing connected to an open Wi-Fi hotspot or an unsafe public Wi-Fi network, users are recommended to safely browse online with Bitdefender Safepay secure browser with active Wi-Fi Hotspot protection.

Bitdefender Wi-Fi Security Advisor ranks Wi-Fi networks into 3 categories:
GREEN – secured Wi-Fi networks where the risk of user data being vulnerable to 3rd parties is minimum. This category includes WPA2 or WPA2PSK networks / AES encrypted networks
ORANGE – unsafe / unsecured Wi-Fi networks where the risk of user data being vulnerable is medium. This category includes networks with WPA or WPAPSK authentication / TKIP encryption
RED – open unsecured Wi-Fi networks where the risk of user data being vulnerable is high. This category also includes unencrypted or WEP-encrypted networks

When users connect to RED or ORANGE networks:
The product profile changes automatically to Public Wi-Fi to ensure maximum protection
  • Turns fraud protection ON 
  • Turns phishing protection ON 
  • Turns SSL Scan ON 
  • Turn Active Threat Control ON 
  • Turns Safepay automatic banking website detection ON 
  • Turns ON Wi-Fi Hotspot protection when browsing with Safepay 
Wi-Fi Security Advisor also analyzes the password strength of the networks you connect to and categorizes it in: weak, medium and strong. A strong password should meet all of the following:
  • minimum 8 characters 
  • at least one small and one big letter 
  • at least one non alphanumeric or digit character 



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