Is your Android phone and your private data on it secure? This list of Android security apps will help you to secure all your private data and your private communication on your Droid
Now that Google’s Android mobile OS has been released to the public for some time and now thoughts of security are floating around in our minds. I am sure that many people just want a simple app to take care of security for them. Well, the good news is that since Android is based off of Linux inherently it is less susceptible to malware. The the flip side, Android users should think about their own private security since even Android developers say that their product is not completely secure due to the fact that apps must intercommunicate. Ultimately you will need to decide how much security you want on your phone. Androlib.com offers several free security apps to help you browse the internet, text your friends, and talk as securely as possible.
This app will allow you to encrypt and decrypt your texts. This can be great for users who communicate potentially sensitive information via texting.
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WaveSecure is an app that takes action when your phone is lost or stolen. Via a secure website you can destroy or recover data, track changes to your SIM card, lock the phone, or back-up your personal data remotely.
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WaveSecure for Android – Demo
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Essentially this Android security app is an anti-virus solution for your phone. Mobile Security will stop viruses and other malware in their tracks. Just like a computer’s anti-virus, Mobile Security runs in the background. Besides being an anti-virus program it also is a secure back-up program and a phone finder if you ever lose your Droid.
Like Mobile Security, SecuritySuite is a security solution for Android devices touting anti-virus and intrusion detection software as well as online management. So, if you lose your Android-phone and you have sensitive information on it then you can clear all of that off with a few clicks of a mouse on a remote computer.
This little AV is all about protecting your phone from malware and exploits with real-time scanning. Additionally you can have it filter SMS so that you never have to read or pay for an annoying SPAM message again.
This little piece of software allows the smartphone to connect to a secure shell server which typically run on UNIX-based servers. Several shells can be open at once and controlled by the user. This Android app is typically used by power users and not general users as you do need to know shell commands in order to truly use the app.
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Ever have an annoying person who keeps calling your phone looking for someone else? Well, 91 Panda Firewall is for you. You can now block and reply to texts and phone calls. 91 Panda Firewall also allow you to transfer calls, manage your profile, and blacklist certain numbers.
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This sneaky Android app allows the user to securely manage passwords without the worry that someone may hack your phone and steal them.
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Keeper(TM) Password & Data Vault
Keeper is certified by the U.S. government to keep your passwords, notes, logins, and other sensitive information safe from prying eyes. This little Droid app has AES encryption that will make breaking into it tougher than sneaking back into your parents house after a night of partying.
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Dictosyl Pro Recorder
This nice little app allows all the busy businessmen and women of the world to quickly verbally record what they want in a letter and then securely send it to their secretaries to type saving time and money.
Do you ever take sensitive pictures that you do not want just anybody to see? If you do then LokPixLite is perfect for you. Encrypt as many as 25 pictures, import, export, capture, and view pictures without a worry that someone else will see your work.
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Each of these Android security apps is great. Just remember to only choose one anti-virus solution otherwise your phone might run a little slow. As for the Google Android apps that are not anti-virus programs enjoy using those that appeal to you.