Numerous users around the world have benefitted from the advances in mobile technology. Among the benefits users received was the facilitation of transactions using mobile devices. But with the increasing usage of mobile devices in transactions that involve payment and storage of data, the risk of identity fraud has increased as well.
A number of app stores offer numerous applications aimed at protecting the personal information of users. These applications ensure that personal data remain safe even if the mobile devices are stolen or misplaced.
Taking this into consideration has resulted to the following notable security applications available in the market.
Safe application provides safe storage for important user data like user names, credit card information and email data. In addition to offering hack-proof passwords through its automatic password generator, the application synchs with the desktop of the user that facilitates the storage of important data of users. However, it will be necessary for the desktop version of the application to be downloaded by users, which require an extra charge. modified to facilitate easy creation and editing of data that can access their content using different platforms. The SplashID Safe is available through the iOS and Android platforms.
The Lookout application offers a number of useful yet user-friendly features for users. Aside from offering up-to-date malware detection software that blocks malicious software brought by a number of applications, Lookout also allows users to link up with lost devices through the internet using any web browser or device.
The lost device can be pinpointed on a map found on the website of Lookout using cellular, GPS and Wi-Fi signals. Once the device is located an email that gives the location of the device is sent to the user. It also provides a feature that activates an alarm if the missing device is located somewhere inside the house.
Aside from backing up data, Lookout also provides a list of numbers of friends and family of the user. These numbers can be contacted once the device is located. The Lookout application can be used on iOS and Android devices.
The mSpy application is a practical mobile monitoring application that provides users the capability of monitoring phone calls, SMS, emails, chats, internet history, videos, images, scheduled events, and notes of a mobile device. The application also has an This will facilitate location of the device whenever it is lost or stolen. The application also provides users with the capability of remotely wiping and locking the device to safeguard the personal information found on the device. These features provide optimal protection for users of Android devices.
The NQ Mobile Security application provides users with the capability of locating malware as well as scan for viruses on applications that may be installed on a mobile device. Users can a ten-digit pass code, back-up and restore data, addition of phone numbers of friends that the user trust. An alert will be sent to the phone number in case the SIM card of the device is replaced by someone other than the user.
The Privacy Adviser feature of the application offers a user-friendly and instinctive method of stopping attacks on the mobile device. It also ensures that personal data remains safe in case the device falls into the hands of somebody else. The NQ Mobile Security application can be used on Android-powered devices.
Norton is considered as among the foremost online security companies. It has expanded its product offerings to mobile devices by merging its security and anti-virus capabilities into the Norton Mobile Security application.
The application facilitates protection against loss or theft of mobile devices even as it works in the background without interrupting any of the basic device functions. It also protects these devices from malware attacks. The application also automatically updates itself each week to ensure optimal protection for its users.
Among the notable features of the application is its remote locking feature. The SIM card of the device is also blocked if the device is stolen or gets lost. Users will also have the capability of finding the location of a lost device. The malware scanning feature of the application will also block suspicious websites and prevents dubious applications from being downloaded into the device. The Norton Mobile Security application is available for Android-powered devices.