Featured App: AVG Antivirus Protection for Android
Most of the time, we are using our computer devices all day long (desktop or mobile) without worrying about the security risks until something big happens, like the WannaCry ransomware attacks a few weeks ago.
There are a few measures that can be taken to reduce the risks:
– Backup your data on a regular basis either on external devices or by using secure online services.
– Do not click on suspicious links contained in spam emails.
– Never input your username and password on fake apps and links.
– Download apps from trusted sources on the app store.
– Avoid connecting to unsecured WI-FI networks.
– Stop saving your passwords on notes and memo apps (read more).
– Use Anti-virus programs on your desktop and mobile devices.
On mobile, Android devices are at a higher risk of getting infected by malicious software than their iOS counterparts. This week we are featuring AVG, an Antivirus program for Android with multiple security features.
AVG Antivirus for Android:
AVG Antivirus is a highly rated cyber protection app with over 100 million downloads on the Play Store. it offers a free one-month trial of their app which enables all of the Pro versions features, this way you will have enough time to decide if the tool is good for you before making any purchases. AVG helps protect your device from harmful viruses, malware, spyware, and scamware. It scans settings, apps, and games and warns you about security risks.
In addition to the antivirus it comes with a few additional helpful features:
Camera Trap for failed password attempts:
Camera Trap takes a secret picture and emails it to you if someone tries to access your phone three times and fails.
Protection from ARP poisoning attempts:
If you click on a link from a known source, it can often be difficult to identify when you were redirected to a scam site. This feature can identify and protect you from ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) poisoning so your trusted links remain trusted and avoid being redirected to a dangerous URL.
Vault storage for private photos:
One of the disadvantages of Android is showing all pictures on your device in the photo gallery, even if you put them in separate folders. Vault gives you the ability to put your private pictures in a protected folder.
This feature locks your device if anyone takes your phone and replaces the SIM card.