With the NSA scandal, privacy has been a big concern for a lot of computer users. In part 1 of this article, we looked at safe passwords, safe searching and private search. In part 2, I’ll address three other areas of concern.
#4 – Mobile Privacy
We live in a mobile world where people are always on the go and they want to stay connected while working, traveling, or doing errands simultaneously.
However, privacy on your mobile is becoming increasing more popular as celebrities and politicians continue to make the news when their nude “selfies” that end up on the Internet.
Here are the best options to protect and secure your privacy while you compute on your smart phone (Even if you’re not a freak.):
- Privacy manager
- Hide Pictures – Hide It Pro
- Hide SMS – private text vault
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Norton Security antivirus
- McAfee Antivirus & Security
- Mobile AntiVirus Security PRO
- Wickr – Self-Destructing, Secure, Private, Anonymous Messages & Media
- Private Life Texting – Send secret SMS messages
- Picture Safe – Secure Photo Vault and Private Safe for your Privacy
- NQ Vault
- Private Files and Photos – Hide Contacts, Bookmarks, Photos, Videos and More
- Secrets Folder Pro (Lock your photos, videos, contacts, accounts, notes and browser)
- Rando (Beta – send and receive photos in private)
#5 – Computer Privacy
Rather use a desktop or a laptop you have to keep your “home base” safe and secure? You’re not the only one who could have access to the precious files and folders in your “my documents,” you know.
Here’s how to keep your computer safe from privacy thieves:
- McAfee® All Access
One stop shop for all your devices secured in one software.
- GoTrusted Secure Tunnel & OkayFreedom VPN
Browse the internet securely using VPN technology.
- SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition
Stops spyware ads in their tracks.
- USB Disk Security
Protects data stored on USB drives.
- DoNotTrackMe for Chrome
As the name implies this software prevents “others” from tracking you.
#6 – Network Privacy
Many people may not think about WIFI when they think about privacy.
The fact is you could be leaving yourself totally vulnerable when you join a WIFI network at the airport or the library and you don’t even know it.
If you’d rather be safe than sorry here’s some options to keep your data private on public wireless networks:
- McAfee Wi-FiScan
Scans the WIFI network you are connected to and provides security recommendations.
- Norton Hotspot Privacy Apple version
if you have an old wireless router for your home or business it’s time to upgrade to WPA2 security. This newer version will make it very difficult for hackers to access your devices. This protocol comes standard on any popular and highly rated WIFI router.