Security has become one of the main concern nowadays. Mobile phone has become the necessity and maximum task requires phones to be connected to web. The security concern with the mobile has exposed wider audience to opt for more secure apps. The mobile are used for day to day transactions and may also hold the information about the credit and debit cards which are widely used. These information can be breached by the hacker and user may end up loosing his hard earned money. So protection from the virus and such breaches can be possible only if we opt for specific security apps. There is a wide variety of apps available on App store and iTunes but not all of them are effective. So we have made a list of apps which are quite beneficial and effective from data being stolen.
Read further to find the best security apps that your phone should have while making transaction or while surfing the web.
1. AVG Antivirus
Many antivirus are available in the market but not all of them are effective and free of cost. The AVG antivirus is the best option for protecting the important data from being stolen form the phone and securing them from virus.
Everyday more than 1k virus are made and are transferred via web. So if they get struck to your phone then these malware and virus will surely be transferring your data to the hacker. But AVG database is update twice a day and their developer team is always in search of new virus and for the way to protect from them.
2. App Ops
Many application while installing ask to grant a lot of permissions. These permission also include access to call logs and camera. A simple example being Adobe Photoshop while being installed on a mobile device ask to access phone logs and also require gps settings. Why would a photo editing software require such permissions. Strangely maximum apps out there wants a lot of permission which are not related with their functionality and may be used for data stealing process.
So for those apps we have App Ops. A app which is well designed to revoke all the permission which we think a application should not be requiring. While installing a application all permission has to given otherwise it would not install. But after getting installed we can modify those permissions and hence it can be done those App ops. It is one of the important app one should have in their mobile phones.
3. NoRoot Firewall
Many firewall systems are made for mobile devices. The firewall system that works the best are those which works with rooted devices.The rooted devices give your the superuser control over your phone and hence gives the application all set of permission which are required to block any unwanted access.
But now we have discovered an App avaliable on the Play Store which does the same but with no root. NoRoot firewall blocks all the applications access to internet when installed. The user has to manually give the access to the application through firewall interface to interact with the web. this is beneficial when your are on roaming and has to save the essential mobile data.
Google tracks each request made by the user on the internet. To bypass this many VPN are avaliable in the Playstore. But maximum of them are paid. The free one are either too slow or they don’t connect to the server.
So now the problem is how to privately access the contents on web. The App name Orbot makes it quite simple. It is a simple VPN that works on TOR network. A TOR network make use of many tunneling, making it impossible to know the origin of the original request.
5. Find My Device
Google always thinks out of the box when it comes to android. Many user may know this app but for those who don’t know: Google has a find my device option in its settings under google accounts. This helps you locate your phone while stolen and also helps your to erase your contents.
A phone is always valuable when it has your personal data stored in it. But through Find My device App you could erase the data and factory reset the phone. This also comes handy when you forget the location of your phone in your home and it has a feature of ringing which could disable silent mode and make your phone ring.
6. Sophos Antivirus and security
Sophos Antivirus and security is an antivirus system that works well for the android phones. The app design may not entertain you visually but it can really help you protect your data and hence securing the firewall.
The Sophos Antivirus and security is a free to use application and it also filters the web search. It has theft protection system too through which user can erase the data on the phone or even find the locations too. It can scan the installed as well as storage media for virus threats.
Different website has different logins and for different logins we use different passwords. The password is a key for encrption through which you can view your stored information and gain access to website contents. But remembering them can be an issue. For this issue LastPass is free solution for this.
All you need to remember is your lastpass password. It stores each password with sitename in its database which is highly secured. User can access these from any computer or mobile device across the world. So keep your password stored in Lastpass and it would remember them for the lifetime.
8. Signal Private Messenger
Many messenger application are available in the market that claims to be secure. But Signal Private Messenger is quite different as user can interact with other on different apps too. Generally now a days SMS is not widely used, but still in signal private messenger you have the option to send the message directly via SMS.
The encryption level of these message are so high that even the developer can’t trace it back. Hence it leave no traces behind. Encryption level of this application is quite high and hence the loss of information is quite difficult here.
When someone ask for the phone, then we are always in check with the person and continuously checks the mobile screen for which application or storage media is accessed. Giving phone to someone is always a risky idea. But still there are apps which can help you secure your data by adding an extra protection layer onto it.
One such application is Applock. The Applock help you to lock the application and media storage. So the benefit of this being it would require additional security pattern or fingerprint to unlock that particular application. User generally keeps their Whats App, Facebook and storage manager locked by this application. There are many phones available in the market with building feature of app lock.
10. Secure Call
Secure call app ensures that your call can’t be listened by anyone else. It provides end to end encryption for your calls. This system helps to prevent the call from being heard by the intruders. It normally uses the default phone app to make and receive calls.
Its P2P mechanism with encryption prevents call to be stolen by other spying apps. So if you want secure calling app then this one will surely be the top most on your list. Other main feature include that this is absolutely free.