The five best security apps for your smartphone and tablet

The five best security apps for your smartphone and tablet

On this week’s five apps, we bring you the best tools to keep your phone secure. From locking down your Wi-Fi and passwords to locating and eliminating viruses, with this week’s selection installed your device will be as safe as houses.

CM Security (Android) is our first pick, a comprehensive security app from the makers of Clean Master. This little package includes one of the best antiviruses in the industry as well as offering a host of other functions like erasing your browsing history and defending you while using public Wi-Fi.

We all know that strong, regularly changed passwords are key to online security – but that doesn’t stop most of us using only a handful of easily remembered codes across all of our digital profiles. This is where LastPass (iOS|Android|Mac|Windows Phone|Windows) comes in, a password manager that organizes all of your passwords and alters them frequently and automatically in-app.

If you want a dedicated antivirus and malware program, then 360 Security – Antivirus Boost (Android) is a safe bet. Free and simple to use, this app improves your devices performance, removes malware, and solves other common security problems – including the ability to remotely lock your phone.

Want to stay private when connected to Wi-Fi? Then you need Secure Wireless (Android). This intelligent VPN detects dangerous activity on networks and protects you from them. This ensures that no one can access your device, whatever Wi-Fi network you are connected to.

Sometimes it’s those things you don’t want – but want to make sure no one else can ever find – that can cause the biggest worries. Secure Wipe (Android) is a mobile tool that ensures anything you erase is gone for good. It does this by overwriting deleted files and images to make sure nothing of the original left.

That’s it for this week. With Fallout 4 out on the 10th we are dedicating the next show to five apps that will help you survive the/an apocalypse.  Let us know in the comments if you have any survival apps that might help, and I’ll see you next time.

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