The company has now responded by giving a list of 5 real apps which can actually help Windows Phone users keep their phones safe.
Windows Phones continue to grow in popularity, which means users should take precautions to make their devices as secure as possible. But mobile-device security isn’t just about stopping malware – it’s just as much about privacy features, restricting the permissions of oversharing apps and encrypting personal data.
See the list after the break.
Keeper (Free): Best practices for Internet security include creating strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts – and somehow remembering all of these different, complicated passphrases. Keeper is a secure password manager that autofills all of your logins for your various online accounts, syncs across Windows devices, offers data backup in the cloud and encrypts all of this highly sensitive information.
eWalletGo ($4.99): This popular app is used across platforms, and offers secure login information, particularly for banking and credit card functions. It stores credit cards, PINs, login information, lets users differentiate between personal and work accounts, and offers backup with user’s Google Docs and Dropbox accounts.
AVG Family Safety (Free): This secure browser is a parentally controlled alternative to Internet Explorer. It is specifically designed to block sites with inappropriate or malicious content, and when used in conjunction with AVG Family Safety PC, it lets parents set lists of allowed and blocked sites, monitor the online activity of different users on different devices, and block social networking sites based on the individual logins of each child.
Best Phone Security ($0.99): For those who worry about people – family, friends, strangers – accessing their phone and trying to breach their data while they are away from their phone, this app sets off an alarm and records the location of unsuccessful attempts to log into your phone, leaving little doubt about when and who tried to snoop on your phone.
Lock & Hide (Free): Ever let someone borrow your phone but worry about them flicking through your photos and finding something embarrassing? Lock & Hide puts all your photos behind password protection – and adds a layer of data encryption to thwart would-be attackers from accessing your private data.
They are of course also recommending their own app, Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone, which protects users against phishing and other malware attacks, blocking malicious and inappropriate sites.
Do our readers see a need for any of these apps? Let us know below.