Are you tired of this crazy itch you feel when you consider the stacks and piles of sensitive information that your iPhone or iPad contains, making your device all the more valued, if you concerned there are security apps.
No need to feel those chills running down your spine caused by a creeping mobile spy or iPhone spyware.
Because now you can protect your iDevices and the data contained within them using a number of security apps, which cost almost next to nothing considering their utility.
Few Handpicked iDevices Security Apps
Find My iPhone
Remotely accessing your files and contacts can be necessary for some of us, while it does come in handy for most it also makes the data harder to protect.
AT&T has launched a service that allows for devices reported as lost or stolen to have blocked access for text messages, voice and data. In order to reactivate the user must call AT&T customer support, which in turn nudges users to use the free Find My iPhone security apps also compatible with iPads- to erase all data before deactivation.
The user can also assign pass codes for particular apps, use passwords and set the device such that 10 failed login attempts result in wiping off data. Additionally, Find My iPhone security app allows you to play a sound or send a canned message to your device remotely.
Is Sharing Really Caring?
It’s awfully hard to refuse sharing your iPhone when a friend looks up to you making a puppy face but you never know where the creeps are lurking and what to do about the most personal information that the device holds.
Well, for a menial $2 cost, iPhone Secure Folder app creates reserved areas that other apps cannot access. It installs a nondescript icon as My Folders, through which the app is launched. This apple iDevices security app can be downloaded from App Store for mare $1.99.
As it would follow, you need to enter a code to access your encrypted folders containing addresses, notes, bookmarks, credit cards, passwords, photos and videos.
However, the address book does not have fields for street or e-mail addresses making the app rather unnecessary as a contact manager but primarily useful to those who need storing photos, videos, notes and bookmarks.
If you still have your gaze set on Santa’s sack look what he got you, a security app called, ContactsPro app. This app helps you create a private address book on your iDevice that can’t be read by the device’s standard address book thereby creating a secure reserved area for your prized contacts. You can get this app for $1.99 cost and safeguard your circle of contacts.
However, in contrast to what most of us would hope, this security app does not allow for an auto-import feature for contacts, but requires to manually copy the contact to the protected address book and delete from the standard one.
There is another cool useful iDevice security app called SyCrypt Safe which helps users to securely store their PIN numbers, passwords, Credit card details and contacts. Using this security app you can even store notes for later reference. SyCrypt Safe security app can be obtained for $1.99 from app store
Any additional information given or changes made in the protected address book do not appear in the standard list.
You can either enjoy the bliss that ignorance has always been, along with the joys of ease and sloth by not taking any measures to protect what is most private to you, or you can make use of the apps described above.
Odds are that the former will lead you to wake up from your slumber exposed to and ridiculed by a thief and the latter will cause some inconvenience initially but prove great help in the long run.
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