Cell phones are perhaps the top gadgets that are vulnerable to theft and various kinds of threats. Recent researches reveal that about 55% of the people lose their cell phones every month. And, shockingly there is more; In the U.S, over hundreds of cell phones / Smartphones are stolen every sixty seconds! So, when the security of our cell phones is at such a stake, it becomes our primary responsibility to take good care of it.
Moreover, we now store our private pictures, videos and confidential data on our cell phones, which makes it easier for an attacker or abuser to invade over the information. But, don’t worry; there are loads of software available over the websites that you can use to defend your cell phones from all sorts of threats. Let’s check them out:
Kaspersky mobile security:
This is one of the best antivirus software for Smartphones prevalent! This app is designed to protect your phone from virus and other potential threats such as malware, adware and so on. This app even blocks certain harmful network connections and has an automatic update feature. Apart from these features, the app also offers services like lost phone recovery, gallery lock and much more. Though a paid one, this app does full justice to its price.
Lookout Mobile Security:
Yet another powerful antivirus app for your cell phone. The app is available in two versions, which are – Free and premium. The free version allows you to scan and protect your phone from virus and malicious attacks and also offers anti-theft and other basic security features. And, if you upgrade to a premium account, you can do remote locking and advanced backup features. Worth the money!
If you are wondering if it’s possible to get back a stolen phone, kindly note that it is! With the help of the apps below, your phone can actually be recovered from the stolen person.
Prey is one of the top anti-theft apps for your Android. It is designed to work in cell phones as well as in computers. Once you notify the app that you’re phone is stolen, the app will immediately establish a connection to the internet and send out information on location (based on GPS) and the details of calls made. These details are sent to your Prey account that you have registered.
Now, this is one clever and convenient app to use for anti theft protection. While, several apps are required to be installed before they get stolen, Plan B can be actually installed even after your phone is lost! When you force the app to install from the Droid market, the program will eventually get installed on your phone and will resend your phone location to your Google mail, which you can easily track back your phone.
Designed for an iOS device, this app has the ability to take a picture of the person who possesses your stolen phone and send back the information to your registered email. This app is also capable of sending the location information via the internet, without showing up anything onto the screen and can be even activated remotely! There is no way your device can get lost now!
Now a stolen mobile is exposed to all sorts of risks, especially if our phone is loaded with personal data and information. So, you can check out these apps and secure your privacy over phone:
Declared as one of the best apps by Times Magazine, this Android app conceals every bit of information present in your gallery, so that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands. The app has an easy to user interface and has a pattern lock feature that ensures further security. One of the interesting features of this app is the Stealth mode, which hides itself from your phone, so that nobody knows that such an app exists.
This app for iOS device allows you to mask your data such as photos, videos and other private data and even add a password encryption to it. Furthermore, this app also keeps a record of the number of successful and failed logins, so that you may know who has made an attempt to access your information. The stealth mode feature in this app has gone a step beyond. This app actually installs in the name of SL Tac Toe and even allows you to play a game of Tic Tac Toe with your friends. Only when you long press the center of your screen and enter the 4 digit password, the app reveals itself. Clever isn’t it!
So, these were some of the apps that are sure to protect your phone from all possible aspects of threats. Utilize them and have a safer phone!