Security is always one of the top concerns for developers and professionals in the tech industry who try to make quality products. Millions of people across the world entrust tons of sensitive and personal data on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. Banking and credit card information, documents related to businesses, personal photos and notes, emails, and so much more is stored on the average smartphone or tablet. Such rich stores of information make easy targets for hackers and other people who would use your information for their own selfish purposes.
Fortunately there are a ton of apps out there designed specifically to repel hackers and secure sensitive data from prying digital hands. Let’s look at three apps in particular that could really help you tighten the security on your mobile device.
Lookout Mobile Security
A proven brand for all mobile devices, Lookout Mobile Security is among the best at what is does. The app allows you to backup sensitive data, to protect it with powerful encryptions, to redirect you from harmful web content, and to find your device should it get lost or stolen (you can track your device using its GPS). The app will even scan unknown wifi sources to make sure that you connect to a secure network. All in all, this app is the one stop shop for people who want to have peace of mind when it comes to storing information on their mobile device. Best of all, it works for nearly any smartphone or tablet. Highly recommended!
Secure Folder Pro
Secure Folder Pro is an app designed to secure the most sensitive information housed on your mobile device. The app boasts powerful encryptions and security measures designed to hide your personal info—things like phone numbers, email addresses, bank account numbers and the like—in a secure folder on your device. The folder itself is protected by a password that only you will know, but there’s little chance that someone would check the folder if they even took your device. The secure folder is designed to look unassuming and boringly average—the perfect hiding place for your information.
eWallet gets high praise for being one of the better password management apps out there. We have so many passwords that we have to keep track of—passwords for email accounts, social media profiles, bank accounts, and online retail services just to name a few—that it’s nearly impossible to remember them all without writing them down. eWallet does the grunt work for you, keeping track of your passwords and sensitive data so that you won’t have to. Imagine a world where you don’t have to remember that random string of twelve digits and letters that make up your password in order to access your profile. eWallet can make it happen.
Jane Smith works as a freelance blogger and writer for a number of high quality sites including backgroundcheck.org. Though she writes often about issues involving tech, security, and criminal justice, Jane also enjoys writing fition—usually in the vein of popular thrillers and mysteries. Feel free to leave Jane a comment below!