Mobile Security

  • Review

    Fingerprint faceoff: Apple Touch ID vs. Samsung finger scanner

    Posted July 21, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    My single favorite feature of the iPhone 5s is the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which lets you unlock your device with the tap of a finger. So when Samsung recently sent me its new Galaxy Tab S 10.5" tablet for review, the first thing I did was test the Tab S fingerprint scanner.
  • Review

    F-Secure Freedome review: VPN and security for mobile devices

    Posted April 30, 2014 - 11:57 am

    F-Secure's Freedome rolls anti-malware technology and a VPN service into one for both iOS and Android.
  • Review

    Lookout Antivirus & Security review: Basic protection for your Android phone

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Don't let your sensitive data fall into the wrong hands.
  • Review

    Smartphones take center stage in two-factor authentication schemes

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    We all know that relying on a simple user ID and password combination is fraught with peril. One alternative is to use one of the single sign-on solutions we reviewed last year, but there are less expensive options that could also be easier to install.
  • Review

    1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    As a researcher once said, the ideal password is one that is hard to guess, impossible to write down, and can only be used in one place. This combination of requirements is very hard for a human to achieve, but AgileBits's 1Password 4 makes it an absolute breeze.
  • Review

    BullGuard Mobile Security 10: Solid mobile antivirus with parental controls

    Posted May 27, 2012 - 7:59 am

    BullGuard offers a mobile antivirus and security app for Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry devices, called BullGuard Mobile Security. For $29.95 per year, it protects you and your mobile device from viruses, spyware, identity theft, and online fraud. The app also offers antitheft, parental controls, and data backup--all of which can be accessed via BullGuard's web-based control panel (that it calls the Mobile Security Manager).
  • Review

    CA Mobile Security app: Lots of features, but not many feel finished

    Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    Joining the ranks of countless other paid mobile malware apps, CA Mobile Security does very little to stand out from the crowd. The user interface is not very user friendly, and there is no help menu with which you can learn the ins and outs of the app. CA does offer free technical support if you have any questions, but most people probably won't want to call a help line in order to get a smartphone app up and running. Like most other security apps, CA Mobile Security allows you to set parental controls, backup and restore a device, and scan for malware but in the time I've spent with the app I have noticed several quirks and bugs that set it behind its competition.
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