Security Apps for the Holidays!
Looking for security gifts for your family and friends? Check our list of apps and services. We think you’ll find something for just about everyone on your list.
Silent Circle – Secure Communication
Silent Circle offers encrypted phone, text messaging, file transfer and video chat services. The user gets a 10-digit phone number that works on Android or Apple devices. The company does not keep a log of phone calls, which means that a law enforcement request even for so-called metadata is likely to be futile.
Photo Trap – Tamper Detection (WOLF #1 PICK)
Photo Trap allows the user to determine if any tampering, disturbance or nosiness occurred while away. Basically, the app will tell you if someone has been messing with your stuff. Great for hotel stays (luggage), roommate situations (your bedroom), keeping children in check (the liquor cabinet), office spaces (cleaning services), and millions of other situations where you might think someone is digging in your drawers.
Life360 – Safety and Tracking
Life360 offers a location service, which allows families to keep tabs on their members’ locations through geofencing technology. For instance, when junior arrives home from school, mom and dad get a text message notification that he has arrived. The app also allows secure messaging, calls, and conference calls so the whole family can participate.
1Password – Secure Password Management
Trying to remember multiple passwords can be difficult. 1Password asks users to remember only a master password, and then ensures that application credentials are kept as secure as possible.
iDiscreet – Data Encryption
One of the great things about iDiscrete is that it allows users to choose for themselves what kind of data needs to be kept secure. The application keeps certain files and folders password-protected and backed up, ensuring data is kept private from any intruders.
Norton Mobile Security – Firewall for Phones
Norton Mobile Security comes from Symantec, and delivers many of the same security features found in the company’s desktop applications, including protection against data theft, loss, and the ability to backup data.