Four Great Android Security Apps for the Paranoid

Security is always an issue these days, especially with modern mobile devices. Whether you’re worried about someone stealing your phone or people just snooping through your personal information, it’s definitely cause for concern.

Luckily, there are a slew of security apps that can crush that Paranoia, and we’ve picked out 4 of the best…

Safe in the Cloud

safe.in.the.cloudWeak passwords are one of the easiest ways for someone to get into your personal data, and sometimes even awesome passwords aren’t good enough. You also have to factor in all those login names, email accounts, and credit card numbers. Safe In The Cloud is a great way to keep your info safe as it uses 256-bit AES encryption and lets you sync your encrypted database in the cloud service of your choosing.

It’s as solid a password manager as you’ll find, and it’s a deal at only $1.99 on Google Play.

APP Lock

app.lockNothing is worse than working your way through a game just to have someone wreck your progress while monkeying around on your phone. Actually there is something worse… having someone go nuts on your Facebook page using your phone. Domobile Lab’s APP Lock can solve that problem once and for all by allowing you to “lock” your apps away where curious people can’t use them. It does exactly as advertised and even gives you the ability to prevent people from installing or uninstalling apps or answering phone calls.

There’s a free version of APP Lock you can check out, and if you like what you see the Pro version can be yours for $1.99.

History Eraser & Privacy App

history.eraser.and.privacy.app The History Eraser & Privacy App is a fast and efficient way to clean up your phone while you’re on the go. You can instantly wipe that all important internet history from your device, but you’ll also be able to annihilate other privacy concerns like call logs, email searches, and SMS logs.

Micropile’s History Eraser & Privacy App is free to download on Google Play.

Wiper

wiper.lite We saved the best for last. If you are truly paranoid, and cannot have your information in the wrong hands under any circumstances you’ll want to check out B-Secure Technologies Wipe. As the name implies, Wipe will wipe your phone completely which means you’ll lose every photo, text, and contact on your device. Some apps let you handle this remotely, but Wiper makes things dangerously interesting by wiping your phone after 3 failed password attempts. Like I said… dangerously interesting.

Wiper Lite is just a tad bit dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing, but it’s free to download if you are extremely concerned about your privacy.