Online security is a topic that deserves more attention. We’re all so caught up in convenience, the latest apps that make our life easier, and that‘s exactly what two groups of people love:
- Marketers who want to collect your data
- Hackers who want to steal your data
Here are 10 security apps that are easy to install (because you want convenience), use, and benefit from.
The Top Ten Easy to Use Security Apps
This is the app that will police your other apps. It uses cloud technology to scan other apps for malware, scans apps that you may not potentially want, and can help you locate your phone when you lose it with a siren.
The premium features allow you to delete all contacts, messages, and memory cards with a command via SMS. You’ll be able to protect all of your personal information when your phone goes missing! These great features makes it one of the best security apps for Android.
When you have calls and messages that need next level encryption, this app will get you there. Every call, message, photo, or video that you send will be sent using military-grade encryption.
For those moments when you think the better of something you have sent, CoverMe allows for recalling messages and photos that you have sent. One of the best iPhone Security app.
How many times have you ran all over your home looking for your phone? Where’s my Droid is an Android specific app that allows you to track your phone by GPS (is it at your house, or did you leave it to work?), and then lets you activate the ringer until you find it. Don’t forget the physical security of your phone amongst all of these fancy tech options!
The paid version has remote lock and wipe features, similar to ESET. There are also similar security apps for iPhone if you are an iPhone user.
A smartphone is lost every 3.5 seconds in America. G Cloud Backup is a cloud data service that lets you select the SMS, contacts, call logs, photos, video, and anything else on your phone, that you want to have a backup record of. They give you 1GB of free space, which is usually enough.
This may just be the last password that you ever have to remember as the app will store your passwords, fill them in automatically, and even help you create strong passwords. If your password is “password” on every account…you need HELP. One of the top free iPhone apps.
6. A Reliable VPN
Many of these apps handle specific aspects of encryption. A reliable VPN will encrypt everything you do online so that only the intended user has access to it, and so that marketers and hackers can take your information.
A great VPN may be able to take over the job that a number of these apps perform all at once. You can learn about 10 of the best VPN providers over on the review website I write for, make your own mind up about which is best for your needs.
This app may seem funny, but it can actually help you avoid scam websites that people share over Twitter. Using shortened weblinks is great for saving on those 140 characters, but it makes it so you have no idea where it’s really going to go. LongURL expands the link for you, allowing you to find out where you’re really going.
Data tracking online is a hot topic of late. To see which side of the line that I fall on, I show you Ghostery – the app that prevents websites from tracking your data by preventing them from installing cookies on your computer.
I don’t have a problem with advertisements. They’re on my TV, before movies and they pay bills. But the TV show I watch doesn’t have ads that store data about me. The movie I watch doesn’t follow me to other movies and record that data. The internet is doing this to you and I believe it is wrong.
This award winning tool will block third party apps that are trying to steal your banking information. It phishing attempts on your bank account and card payment details, and also prevents man-in-the-browser attacks.
This program has been known to cause issues when installed. Be sure to do it correctly and you shouldn’t have any issues with crashing. Also, you have to be sure that you’re using it with a supported bank, otherwise the endpoint protection goes out the window.
Every time you visit a website on your phone it leaves a little file on it that allows for quicker loading times the next time you visit. This sounds nice and convenient, right? Ya, as I said, convenience comes at a price. A hacker will be able to steal your login IDs, passwords, banking details, and other information. App Cache Cleaner empties out your entire cache with the push of a button. Make sure it’s part of your security apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
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