Your phone often contains personal and sensitive information about yourself and others. That is why it is important to safeguard your phone from thieves, hackers, phishers, and spammers. There are several different security apps on the market that can help protect you, but there are only a few that stand out. Here are some of them:
1. Find My iPhone
This is a great app if you often misplace your iPhone, iPod or Mac. Moreover, you can find your friends’ Apple gadgets by adding it to the ‘My Device’ panel and logging in with their credentials. To use, simply download it for free and sign in with your Apple account. It will locate your iPhone by using a map and you can remotely lock it if it’s been stolen or lost.
Lookout is another security app that functions like the Find My iPhone. However, it can back-up your data and warn you about security risks. For example while browsing a website via your mobile phone, an alert will pop up and warn you if a particular app or malware is tracking and revealing your location to third party members. You will then have the option to block the latest threat or proceed on your own terms.
3. Where’s My Droid
If you have an Android device, Where’s My Droid may be the best choice. It is a phone tracking system that uses GPS to locate your phone. This is done by a text messaged attention word or by the online control center called the Commander. It is linked to Google Maps so you can find the exact location of your phone. This is a free app should be taken advantage of without hesitation.
4. Silent Circle
Silent circle was initially designed for military personnel, but it is now available for a monthly price ranging from $20-$49. Silent circle will encrypt all your conversations so that it will remain private and secured. It encrypts text messages, calls, emails, and even video conference.
These are only a handful of security apps available on the market; be sure to check out other apps and choose the ones that would be most beneficial to you. However, if you are not comfortable with only a security app, there are options to cover your phone with a protection plan.