The loss of a wallet will be less damaging than the loss of the handheld device: there we store too much personal information, including sensitive financial one. More than that, having enhanced spyware or malware implemented to your smartphone, attacker can get all essential information without physical contact to the device.
Still, there is no need to change the smartphone to good old cell phone able to make calls and send SMS only – there are plenty apps that can protect your gadget from external attacks.
There are apps that can protect your private information and make a shield against adware. Also there are many apps that fulfill parental control features combined with anti-theft options (more information about such apps you can find on parents-digital.com), battery savers and other useful apps. Here is a list of mobile applications that can improve the protection of your mobile devices:
Mobile Security Suites
- Bitdefender Mobile Security. It is a traditional anti-virus app that protects the device from malware and spyware.
- F-Secure mobile Security 7.6. This app combines features of parental control app and anti-virus app that fits both parents and children.
- Lookout for Android. It is a mobile-only antivirus app with many enhanced antivirus and antitheft features.
- McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 is a mobile version of the desktop antivirus that provides strong protection with unlimited cloud backup.
- TrustGo Antivirus and Mobile Security 1.0.6. This app is compatible with Android and checks the safety of downloaded apps.
- ESET Mobile Security 1.1 is one of the best in terms of providing antitheft protection.
- LastPass Password Manager Premium encrypts passwords for sites and emails, so you can create different strong passwords for every site.
- K9 Web Protection Browser is able to block malware and inappropriate content.
- NQ Mobile Vault. This app proposes encrypted storage for your photos or other multimedia content so no one else will be able to see it.
- Norton Snap QR Code Reader. This QR code reader blocks malicious websites and is able to distinguish fake bar codes.
- Trend Micro Longevity Battery Saver will help you to prolong life of the battery as it finds and stops battery-draining processes.