5 Apps That Protect Your Phone from Theft


Know that feeling of helplessness you get when you think you might have lost your phone? The sheer terror of thinking you might have lost all your contacts, photos, text messages – your very lifeline?

The good news is that you can take precautions against this unpleasant scenario. Many mobile apps offer features that protect your phone and can even help you retrieve it if it was lost, stolen or accidentally taken. Here are the five top recommended apps to consider:

 iHound

Anti-theft apps

This app uses geo-location to search for a lost or stolen device and accurately track down its whereabouts. But that’s not the only way it can help. The Android version allows you to remotely lock your mobile device and delete personal information. This way, if your Smartphone falls into the wrong hands, you can prevent them from causing real harm.

Another treat for Android users is remote messaging with your phone, so you can communicate with whomever has it. iPhone users get another great feature that lets you activate a loud alarm sound when you fear for your Smartphone’s fate.

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OK, maybe not so urgent

National IT team for this pilot fish’s organization sends out an urgent security alert to forward to all local users — with a message attached.

“The message was a phishing spam,” says fish. “And a poorly disguised one at that, full of misspellings in its instructions to follow a link and fill in a form to reactivate e-mail.

“But the alert message contained the live link, and there was no way I was going to send this to my users. So I waited to see what developed.”

A few moments later, fish’s regional manager forwards the same message, with the same live link, and instructs everyone on the mailing list to warn their local users.


National IT team for this pilot fish’s organization sends out an urgent security alert to forward to all local users — with a message attached.

“The message was a phishing spam,” says fish. “And a poorly disguised one at that, full of misspellings in its instructions to follow a link and fill in a form to reactivate e-mail.

“But the alert message contained the live link, and there was no way I was going to send this to my users. So I waited to see what developed.”

A few moments later, fish’s regional manager forwards the same message, with the same live link, and instructs everyone on the mailing list to warn their local users. Leer más “OK, maybe not so urgent”