Do you have an Android device? Then, this piece is for you.

There are a lot of apps on the Google Play store that you can get right now. In fact, there is over a billion such in several categories.

Of these, you might not need more than just a handful. No matter what apps you feel you need, though, here are the security apps that you must ensure to have on your units.

Antivirus Software

There are a lot of ways by which your Android device could run the risk of being a virus magnet.

Sometimes, the fault is with that file that you downloaded from your email. If you didn’t verify the source of the document, you might just become the victim of a hack by downloading such viruses onto your device.

Sometimes, you can also run the risk of downloading viruses when you get apps from the internet rather than the Google Play Store. This is why Google doesn’t allow you to install apps from external sources by default.

Likewise, we cannot mention the dangers of getting virus malware onto your device when you connect to public Wi-Fi networks. With that in mind, there are a lot of reasons to download antivirus software for your device.

That said, only do business with the top players in the game. We don’t trust free antivirus software as much as the paid ones too – but always look to get value for your money.

That said, your antivirus software should always be kept up to date. This is the only way to make sure you are protected against new virus definitions.

Virtual Private Networks

If you don’t have one already, now is the best time to download a secure VPN for your device.

For those who do not know much about these kinds of app, it is easy to think that they are just there to allow you to change your device location and IP address at will. VPNs have grown in service and use beyond all that, though, so much that they can be the difference between getting hacked or not.

On the one hand, this software encrypts your internet connection so that your data stays protected when you are using the internet. By so doing, they make it impossible for even your ISP to see what you are doing on the network – talk less of hackers.

On the other hand, it is also essential to have a VPN if you connect to public or free Wi-Fi networks a lot.

Without them, it is easy for a hacker or the network admin to snoop on you and see everything that you are doing on the network. When your internet data is being tunneled via a VPN, though, this isn’t an issue.

Password Managers

Password security is the song on the lips of everyone who cares about data privacy and security. That is because your passwords are what hackers will go for when they want to make most hacks happen.

One of the best password habits is setting strong passwords. Now, that your 21-character password with your name, that of your pet, age, and such other details isn’t secure just because it is long.

With password managers, you can get random strings of characters that will take several years for a hacker to get behind. Best believe that no hacker has such time when they could quickly move on to a less secured device.

The primary function of a password manager is not to generate strong passwords for you, though. They are there to make sure you have a safe vault where you can keep all the passwords that you have come up with.

That way, you don’t fall into the category of people who use the same password for more than one account.

It’s like, Killing two birds with one stone.

 

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