Best Android Security Apps

 

From GDPR to the latest Facebook scandal, privacy and security are at the forefront of everyone’s minds right now.

We use our smartphones for hours every day, for work purposes as well as personal. These devices now store a vast amount of private and sensitive data, so it’s time to take action and make our phones more secure. After all, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.

If you’re an Android user looking to boost the security of your devices, download these top apps:

LastPass Password Manager

For the simplest way of increasing your security, you need to change your passwords and have a separate password for each of your accounts. But remembering them all can be as difficult as trying to come up with a new, secure password!

Luckily, LastPass not only generates strong passwords for you, it also stores them all in a secure vault and autofills web browsers. All you need is the master password and the app will take care of the rest!

Avast Mobile Security

It’s no secret that cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated. While there is a Pro version of Avast, which is ad-free and gives users direct support access from the app, the free version still offers a wide variety of tools.

As well as providing antivirus, it will scan your other apps so you know what they’re doing and uses a web shield to scan URLs for malware.

nCryptedCloud Pro

There’s a good chance you use your phone to access both your work and your personal email accounts. But, how can you ensure they’re both secure when you’re accessing them on the same device to share files?

nCryptedCloud Pro allows users to share files from their cloud provider, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, via email by adding client side encryption.

Find Your Phone

Most of us are attached to our phone, but that doesn’t stop us from forgetting where we’ve put it down, or it falling out of our pockets, or getting stolen. A new Android feature enables users to search “find my phone” on a Google browser, providing them with the option to locate their phone, lock it, erase the data, call it, leave a call back number on the screen for anyone who finds it, and also lets them secure their account.

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