110 Apps That Protect Users’ iPhones and Safeguard Data
Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has been generally well-protected over the years, but it’s still susceptible to threats. As malicious hackers increasingly target mobile devices rather than PCs to victimize users around the world, iOS has become more of a target. As a result, security companies are aggressively building security apps designed to protect iPhone owners. From apps that target malware to programs that attempt to safeguard user data, there are myriad ways to protect content on the iPhone. However, not all of those apps are useful. This eWEEK slide show lists the best iPhone security apps to help users minimize their chances of being targeted.
2Apple Helps Users Find Their iPhones
Apple has one of the best security apps for the iPhone: Find My iPhone. The app, which is free, enables users to track their devices anywhere they are. Users can also sound an alarm to alert others to a possible theft and even lock the device so thieves can’t access data. In the worst-case scenario, users can remotely wipe their iPhone clean.
3Symantec Encrypts Mobile Devices
Symantec offers a free app to those who want to encrypt content through their devices. With the service, users can create messages, encrypt them and send them off to other iOS device users. To take advantage of Symantec’s Mobile Encryption, users will need to be Symantec Encryption Management Server users and have LDAP Directory Synchronization turned on.
4Dashlane Provides Password Safety
5Kryptos Encrypts Voice Communication
For those who want to communicate with certain people without the prying eyes of others, Kryptos could be the answer. The free app lets users record a voice message, encrypt it and then send it off to any number of contacts. The voice communication is encrypted with 256-bit AES and is transmitted with help from 2,048-bit RSA.
6Kaspersky Safeguards Important Information
7Avast Adds Privacy Through SecureLine
8Avira Boosts Mobile Security
9Trend Micro Bolsters Web and App Security
10F-Secure Delivers Child Safety Features
Like Trend Micro’s app, F-Secure’s SAFE can analyze internet behavior and safeguard user data from malicious ads and malware. But the free app also delivers child safety features, letting parents filter unsuitable content and place time limits on the device. The app can even disable the phone during certain times of the day so kids can study and get some rest.
11Lookout Provides Identity Protection
Rounding out the list of security apps for the iPhone, security firm Lookout offers a free app that takes aim at identity theft protection. The app can analyze whether a device is missing and help users track it. It can also analyze WiFi signals for hackers and will tell users when their personal information leaked online. It’ll even deliver alerts to let users know when apps or services have been breached.