We heavily depend on our phones in our everyday lives. While the Android and iOS platforms are continually improving, some users want extra protection on their devices. In today’s post, we list some apps that will help boost your security on these devices.
GlassWire keeps an eye on your phone when you cant. It monitors the install apps data usage and will alert you when a new app starts using an Internet connection. This app is useful when trying to not go over on a data plan. It also allows you to see if any apps are using more data then normal.
Fing tells users what devices are on your network at any given time. This way, you can pinpoint any devices that are using too much of your broadband. Knowing this information can help with troubleshooting WiFi issues and keeping your network secure. You can use Fing when traveling to stay safe as well. When in a hotel, Fing will scan to detect any hidden cameras.
Bouncer helps manage the installed apps on your phone and what permissions they have. It allows users to grant certain permissions to apps on a temporary or one-time basis. For example, say an app needs your location, but you don’t want it to have access to your location all the time. Bouncer allows you to grant permission but revokes it after a period of time or after the app closes.
Access Dots (Android)
Apple devices receive an onscreen alert when an app attempts to access the camera or microphone. Access Dots allows Android users the same thing. Whenever an app tries to access either feature, a dot will appear in the toolbar.
Social media companies intentionally make their terms of service extremely difficult for the average person to understand. Jumbo steps in to help decipher the complicated legalese, so you know exactly how much and what information you were giving away. The app takes it a step further and helps keep your accounts in line. For example, it will stop Google from collecting information on your web usages, delete old tweets, and much more.
Two-factor authentication is very important for keeping all of your online accounts secure. Twilio Authy helps manage all of your online accounts in one spot. Adding new accounts to the app is easy and works with a multitude of online providers like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and more.
Firefox Focus is a browser that blocks ads and trackers by default. This allows users faster and more secure browsing experience. It comes with a big trash can that automatically wipes your browsing history.
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