Security Tips from CIO.com Used by a Free Android App

February 1, 2012
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    With the open source nature of Android, it is recommended that each smartphone and tablet user should be a little wary about the security of their device as well as the stored information on the device. Especially with the huge number of hackers and other individuals who have fraudulent motives, it is important to safeguard personal information on mobile devices.

    Sad to say, even Android app permissions are no longer safe from hackers.

    Thanks to the approval of Al Sacco, a writer from CIO.com, to use security software company Athigo as a basis for security policy, mobile users can keep their data protected.

    Compared with other security apps, the free Mobile Security Advisor app provided by the software company has a very basic procedure. While it doesn’t provide the same level of security available on the paid apps (like McAfee’s Mobile Security App sold at $29.99), it is still pretty legit. While Athigo offers a paid version of the app for enterprises, called Mobile Policy Advisor; its consumer security software is free. It is perfect for users who have not thought about installing any Android security measures onto their device.

    The role of Mobile Security Advisor app is to compare the Android security settings of the device to a list of ‘expert recommendations.’ When one of the settings represents a potential risk, the user will receive an alert.

    Here are some of the features of the Athigo mobile security app:

    • Overview of security
    • Drill down to specific security settings
    • Notifications when things change
    • Highlight and prioritize problem areas
    • Automatically fix most security problems
    • Step-by-step instructions

     

    Moreover, Sacco recommends not to rely on Athigo’s Mobile Security Advisor app alone to protect your smartphone from threats. We have to agree—you need to be aware and vigilant of what’s going on with your phone too.

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