Do you need to secure your Android device? From password managers to finding a lost or stolen device, here are three Android security apps worth checking out.
There’s nothing worse than knowing you’ve lost your Android phone or tablet. First, comes that sick feeling when you think of the financial loss of the device itself and wonder how you’ll get it replaced. Then, you experience an even worse feeling knowing another person may have access to all your personal data and accounts stored on the device.
3 Android Security Apps Worth Installing
Even in cases where the device is returned if your device is secured you have less risk and expose to information theft. From password managers to finding a lost or stolen device, here are three Android security apps worth checking out.
1. mSecure Password Manager: Auto-lock, Password Generator and Optional Self-Destruct
The mSecure Password Manager (by mSeven Software LLC) is useful in the case of a lost or stolen Android device. The mSecure safeguards website logins, bank accounts and credit cards to personal information such as account numbers, usernames, passwords and more.
Features include auto-lock to protect the app from prying eyes, a password generator, a free backup utility to keep data safe, auto-backup when changes made, email attachment backup/restore and an optional self-destruct if a hacker should attempt to guess your password.
2. Safe In Cloud Password Manager: Synchronize Encrypted Database With Cloud of Choice
With Safe In Cloud (by Safe In Cloud) you can keep logins, passwords, credit cards, Web and email accounts in a 256-bit AES encrypted database. You can easily synchronize the encrypted database with any cloud of your choice, including Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive or Box.
The app features a simple user interface, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), password management and search, import data from almost any existing password manager, integration with Chrome desktop browser and cloud synchronization.
Price: $1.99 on the Google Play Store. Download here.
Developer Website: http://www.safe-in-cloud.com/
3. Lookout Security & Antivirus – Antivirus, Find my Phone and Backup
Lookout Security & Antivirus (by Lookout Mobile Security) is a multi-function security app for Android devices. It offers full anti-virus security, options to find your lost phone on a Google Map instantly from Lookout.com, and backup and restore for personal data saved on your device.
Features include options to scan, detect and remove viruses and spyware, phone number scanning for browser calls, block dangerous URLs, find your phone on a Google Map instantly, automatically see your phone’s last known location, get an email with the picture and location of anyone who tries to unlock your Android device, backup and restore contacts, transfer your contacts, pictures, and call history to a new device and Wipe your data.
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This article was originally published on February 11, 2013