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LEO Privacy Guard: How app security technology keeps your mobile device safe from snoopers

Mobile devices can leak your most kept secret when you least expected it. Your personal information is at risk of falling into the wrong hands if you don’t protect it. Not locking or keeping a low profile on your phone makes you vulnerable to snooping when you’re not aware. Secondly, if your phone is left for everyone to access the files therein, you will live in constant fear, not having the peace of mind that comes with locking data in a Smartphone.

Nevertheless, to have a sense of security where your mobile phone or tablet is concerned, you need to install an application that you can trust to lock the files that you don’t want others to access.

Mobile device privacy tool you can rely on to keep you safe from snoopers

The world of Android is growing so fast that it’s easy for loopholes to exist where your privacy is concerned. If you’re hiding photos, videos or messages from Whatsapp, you definitely need to be sure that the Android application you’re using to do that is as secure as it can get.

To stay in control over all information that users can access is what will enable you have the peace of mind you badly need.

An application like LEO Privacy Guard V3.0 is specifically created for Android users who want to maintain a low profile where data privacy is concerned. It’s easy and fast to download, thanks to the fact that it comes in 3.5MBs only. That kind of storage should be accommodated in almost all android devices of today.

Leo Privacy Guard v3.0 app for protecting your mobile smartphone from snoopers and snooping activities.

Once you install such an app into your smart device, it will run automatically in the background, giving you a number of options to choose where your mobile data security is concerned.

In every Smartphone or tablet security routine, one needs to ensure that all their passwords are safe and sound. Your social media accounts, PayPal account, photos and videos must all be locked with inaccessible passwords. In addition to this, you need to restrict access to your text messages and call logs so as to lock out the prying eyes of a spouse or another third-party who might be interested in who calls or sends text messages to you.

Privacy protection

Leo Privacy Guard v3.0 privacy scanner
Privacy protection apps must protect your information so that it can only be served to the eyes that are meant to consume it. Such information includes images, videos, call logs, texts and so on. In addition to this, these apps are designed to alert you on what loopholes need to be sealed so you can make it even harder for snoopers to access your information.

Locking of apps

Leo Privacy Guard v3.0 app lock functionality

Some apps are essential because they contain sensitive data in your phone. These too should be locked when you use a privacy protection app like the Leo Privacy Guard v3.0 app. With such an advanced phone security app, you can manage all the other apps securely and conveniently.

You’ll be able to operate them in various modes and also choose the appropriate timing for automatic locking/unlocking of those apps.

Other security features of the Leo Privacy Guard App

Leo Privacy Guard wifi security against hackers Leo Privacy Guard v3.0 app anti theft featureLeo Privacy Guard v3.0 intruder selfie

Conclusion

There are many other apps which have been created specifically to guard data in your phone. The Leo Privacy Guard V3.0 is just one of those apps meant to do this job, although you can find many others in the Android market right now. So the decision of protecting your information is in your hands.

Have you used the Leo Privacy Guard v3.0 app or similar app? What are your experiences with these mobile privacy protection apps. You can as well share other apps you have used with us below too.

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How to Protect Your Mobile Devices

Most of us are aware that we need to get some sort of virus protection or internet security for our computers. Even Mac users are now aware that they need some sort of protection, because Macs are becoming more vulnerable to attack, and there are now several antivirus for Mac options available.Protect your mobile phone

We are also aware that we need to take certain security precautions when our business and personal computers are at stake.

What we often don’t think about are the other devices that we use to connect to the internet – our smartphones and tablets. Most of us have some kind of web-enabled mobile device, and yet 34 percent of us don’t do anything to protect these devices, and only a small number of people do the bare minimum, which is assigning a four-digit lock screen code.

The thing is there are several reasons why our mobile devices need just as much protection from the internet, maybe even more than our Macs or PCs.

Why You Should Protect Your Mobile Devices

We do everything on our devices.

We don’t just use them to check Facebook or text our friends, we also use them for banking, and to make purchases.  We have accounts at places like Google, Amazon, and iTunes that store our financial information so that we can purchase apps, and music, and movies quickly and easily. Not only that, but most of these sites log us in automatically when we go there on our mobile devices. We keep all of our contacts on our mobile devices and our calendars with important dates like birthdays – those same important dates that many of us use for passwords and login information. Some of us even store our password information directly on the phone. That much easily accessible information needs to be protected.

We carry our devices everywhere.

We put them in our purses and in our pockets, we carry them in our glove compartments, and we have a tendency to just leave them lying around. Go out to dinner and the phone is just sitting on the table. Go to work and it’s on the desk. Go to the gym and it’s in the locker or, worse, out on the exercise floor serving double duty as a music player. Something that spends so much time getting schlepped from point “A” to who knows where has a high potential for getting lost or stolen. If that device isn’t secured when it goes walkabout, then anyone who gets their hands on it will get their hands on your stuff.

We download a lot of software.

When smartphones first came, there were those who wondered why they were even necessary. Did someone really need to be able to buy movie tickets while standing in line at the grocery? And the answer was yes. Today, not only are there apps for that, there are apps for anything you can imagine, and many of them are free. Many of them are also malicious or, at the very least, annoying, and can cause security threats including:

  • Collecting and sending information from your device to third parties;
  • Sending SMS messages to premium rate numbers;
  • Subscribing your phone to premium services;
  • Recording your phone conversations;
  • Taking control of the phone; and
  • Downloading other malicious apps onto the phone to create a perfect storm of app carnage.

Telemarketers and scammers are targeting cell phones the way they used to target land lines.

There’s a growing trend of scammers sending spam messages through SMS, or of intentionally creating missed calls.

The scam messages are often from people pretending to send messages to the wrong address. If you reply to the message the reply is routed to a premium rate service and you could be charged for the text. Another variation is the advertisement or lottery announcement to get you to reply to or call a premium rate number.

With the missed number, the scammer calls and lets the phone ring just long enough for it to register as a call, then hangs up before you can answer. If you call the number back, you could end up calling a premium rate number and getting charged. Another variation is the voice mail message reporting lottery winnings or something similar.

How Mobile Security Apps Work

Mobile security apps serve multiple purposes.

  • They have standard virus and malicious software protection, which is crucial when you’re surfing website and downloading apps. They also can detect if an installed app it’s a security threat and alert you that certain applications or accessing private data, your wireless card, and any other data that’s on your device.
  • They can help you detect or locate your device if it’s misplaced or stolen. A lot of them use location services or GPS services on your device to tell you where it is at that moment. So if you accidentally leave your device at a restaurant or if somebody takes your device the app can tell you where it is.
  • They can help you remotely shutdown the device, or remotely wipe all the data from the device, so that if it is lost or stolen, and someone tries to access it you data, they won’t get anything.
  • They can also automatically backup your data onto a secure server, so that if you do have wipe you data, you can restore it to your old device or to a new device fairly easily.

Securing Your Device

First, you should set a lock screen password with at least six digits. A four-digit code is good, but it’s also easier to crack. That lock screen code is the first line of defense against someone accessing your information, especially in situations where you might not realize that your device has been tampered with – such as someone picking it up from your desk when you’re not looking.

Second, avoid leaving your device lying around. It’s better to be that guy who takes his phone with him to the bathroom, than that guy who just had his phone stolen from him by a blind date. If you take your device to the gym, lock it up or secure it to your body somehow, so that you’re not likely to leave it lying around.

Third, install mobile security software onto your device. You can buy an individual mobile security app from a reputable company, like Trend Micro, McAffee, or Norton, or you can purchase one as part of a PC or Mac security package, so that all of your devices are protected by the same software.

Conclusion

Having mobile devices presents unique challenges in the modern digital age. However Internet security software has advanced to the point that it can rise to those challenges and keep your mobile devices as secure and protected as your Home computer.

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Carrier IQ Detector – Android App Detects Carrier IQ on Phones

Android smartphone and tablet owners are almost worried when they noticed that their devices may be carrying an app that’s responsible  for tracking every details of dropped calls and some other useful information. But now, there’s a solution to that now as Lookout Mobile Security just released a newly made app which is capable of scanning of all android based smartphones and others whether the conflicting app, Carrier IQ is there or not. carrier iq detector

The new app just being developed by Lookout Mobile Security is a free Android app called Carrier IQ Detector. It was designed to help consumers detect Carrier IQ mobile diagnostic software if present on the phone, the app has raised many concerns to many users which has lit up several security flags recently as the possible logger of phone user  and valuable location information.

However, Carrier IQ denies that allegations and then claims that the software is just there for major wireless carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint to improve their service and the network performance. The good news is that the Lookout app is now available to be downloaded from the Android Market.

This is what Lookout said about the app in its description:

“Security researchers recently determined that a number of consumer mobile devices contain pre-installed software from Carrier IQ. While this software appears to be designed to help mobile network operators improve coverage through metrics tracking, it does not offer a clear opt-out path for users. Also, it can be difficult for non-technical users to know whether their handset is affected. We’ve developed the Carrier IQ Detector to aid in this process to keep mobile users fully informed about what their phone is doing.”

But, is that the last removal?

Not really, this app isn’t an app that will help you remove the software from your phone but this app will just help you know if you have it on your device, that is just it!

This app doesn’t remove Carrier IQ from your device. The reason is, the Carrier IQ software is silently integrated into your phone firmware, and you’ll need to get some special privileges before you can remove it.

However, removing this application software from your phone can prove a lot of danger to the phone, one, it can make the phone become vulnerable to virus and malware attacks while making it hard for the device to receive firmware updates in nearby future to come. And if you want to remove the application from your phone, you should search online for some guides to help you do just that.

[MSNBC]