5 Great Cybersecurity Apps for Protecting your Mobile Device

Safety and security is a primary concern these days, and there are many apps out there which can help you enhance it.

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1. Avast Antivirus — Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.mobilesecurity

Avast is one of the most trusted free antivirus apps for Android, which alerts you when spyware or adware gets installed and violates your privacy.

If you are starting out on making your phone more secure, Avast also has a virus and jank cleaner. One of the best things about this app is that also provides you with a VPN (Virtual Private Network) enabling you to hide your online activities and change your location.

2. NoRoot Firewall

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.greyshirts.firewall&hl=en_GB

Have you ever switched on your data and felt like all of it has been used up immediately. There are many apps which might be eating up your mobile data unnecessarily. NoRoot Firewall puts you in control of which apps have access to your data or the internet. It allows us to choose whether a particular app can access the Internet only over wifi or only over mobile data or neither or both.

3. Bouncer

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samruston.permission&hl=nl&gl=US

Have you ever come across those apps which requires permission for everything? You might want to tag a location or take a photo, but don’t want to give that app privileges to use the camera or get the location whenever it wants. This is where Bouncer comes in. Bouncer gives the app temporary access to permissions but as soon as you exit the app Bouncer will automatically remove the permissions. This stops you from having to worry about apps invading your privacy and wasting your battery.

4. Secure Call

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.securecallapp&hl=en_IE

Secure Call is an anonymous, peer-to-peer (P2P), end-to-end encrypted voice calling application for smartphones. This means third parties won’t be able to steal your conversations — including the app developers.

5. Lookout Personal

https://www.lookout.com/uk/products/personal

This app is on the “lookout” for suspicious activities and threats. It alerts you when the Wifi you are joining is dangerous. It will also tell you if any of your installed apps are accessing your location, contacts, messages, and other data.

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