Constant Guard Mobile security app
Free for iOS devices at Apple’s App Store. Android version under development.
The cable company isn’t in the habit of giving stuff away. But this freebie security app for mobile devices is an offer worth checking out.
Constant Guard is like a little data vault for your smartphone. Here you can store your passwords for vital online services--your bank, e-mail, or social networking services like Facebook. Constant Guard lets you log into the services automatically. The system didn’t work perfectly for me--it wouldn’t work properly with my Bank of America account. But it did fine with my credit union, as well as Facebook and Hotmail.
Constant Guard also offers a secure Google search window. It scans the results of your searches to warn you away from visiting illicit websites that might try to plant malware on your computer. Also, you can store your credit card data inside Constant Guard, and automatically enter the number when you’re shopping at an e-commerce site. The entire app is locked down when not in use; you must enter a PIN number to access its secrets.
If you lose your phone, Constant Guard could prevent you from losing quite a bit more.
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