Technology Matters-Cybersecurity Apps

    The 'Max Mobile Security' app provides protection from unsafe websites and WiFi networks that can compromise your smartphone or tablet.

    It prevents hackers from stealing personal information, such as banking and networking data.  Other features give you the ability to activate an alarm on your iPhone should you lose it.  The app is 9-99 for iOS, 3-49 for Android.

    'Lookout' helps in various ways, starting with the ability to scan for out-of-date software, malware and viruses.  Should you encounter any issues, Lookout instantly sends and alert.

    Other features include making backups of contact lists to the cloud, and anti-theft options.  The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

    'AVG Antivirus' is widely used for computers, but it works just as well for smartphones, too.  It scans apps, games and files for malicious content.  It tells you just how safe a Wifi network is for use.  Other features improve performance and help you deal with a lost or stolen phone.  The app is free for Android.

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