The heartbleed bug that exists in the OpenSSL library puts your secure data transfer at risk. The OpenSSL library is not only used in the web servers, it is also used in many applications (including the Windows programs, Android apps and iOS apps) that use secure connections to transfer the data. While most of the web servers have been quickly updated with the latest versions of the OpenSSL library to thwart the heartbleed risk, it is not so easy for the Android apps that are using the vulnerable version of the OpenSSL library. But how would you know if you are using a vulnerable app in your Android smartphone? Thanks to the free Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector app, the task of detecting apps vulnerable to the heartbleed bug has become very easy.
The Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector app is designed to scan the apps installed on your Android device for their possible vulnerability to the heartbleed bug. It also checks if Android itself is using a vulnerable older version of the OpenSSL library.
On the first screen of the Heartbleed Detector app, it shows you basic information about what the heartbleed bug is and how it puts your sensitive data at risk. It also tells what the Heartbleed Detector app does for your Android device. You can tap on the Scan Now button to start the scanning of your smartphone.
It quickly goes through all the installed apps in your Android device and checks if any of them are using a vulnerable version of the OpenSSL library or if they connect to servers that use the vulnerable OpenSSL. It shows a list of all such vulnerable apps that could leak your sensitive information due to the heartbleed bug. You can select the vulnerable apps and choose to uninstall them.
Trend Micro has also started a web service through which you can know whether a website or domain name is affected with the heartbleed bug. To check if a domain is affected by this bug, you can visit https://www.directpass.com/heartbleeddetector in your web browser, enter the domain name and click/tap on the Check Now button.
Conclusion: Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector app scans the Android device and the apps installed on it for the heartbleed bug vulnerability.If it finds a vulnerable app, then it allows you to uninstall the affected apps easily.
You can install Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trendmicro.tool.heartbleeddetector.