Your precious Nexus 5 is vulnerable to an array of threats. Here’s how to keep it protected…
Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone is one of the most highly-rated devices currently on the markets, winning plaudits for its smooth design and excellent features. But despite all the up-to-date technology in the phone, many users are still neglecting to adequately protect it from malicious threats. Mobile malware is a growing menace, exploiting the often-leaky factory Android software to gain access to personal data.
So how can you ensure you stay safe when going online with your mobile? Here are five of the best antivirus services around at the moment.
One of the most familiar names in antivirus protection, Avast!’s free mobile service provides an extensive list of services to ensure your smartphone remains safe. This includes a Web Shield to block access to malware-infected websites, remote tracking and control services, and the ability to restrict access to certain apps, which can only be unlocked via a PIN number or gesture.
Silent Circle (Silent Phone/Silent Text/Silent Contacts)
One of the most eye-catching security firms around at the moment, Silent Circle enable encrypted mobile phone calls, e-mail, text messaging, and video chat. It currently provides three eponymous services covering phone calls, texts and contact lists, ensuring that your content remains protected.