There are over 700,000 apps for the iPhone, so you can rest assured that there are a lot of security apps. Apple has even started making it harder for apps to enter the iOS marketplace if they are similar to other apps. Here are a few security apps that you may wish to try.
Encrypt it (Free)
This is a security and privacy app that allows you to communicate via your phone with increased security. They have what is known as a WICKR message. This will send a self-deleting message to people who also use WICKR on their phone.
It means that you can send a message, whilst safe in the knowledge that is will not remain on the user’s phone. It allows you to control who sees the message by making sure that only the person receiving it will see it. The encryption for the app is also good. It encrypts communications when you send things to your cloud server. It will also delete any lingering Meta data too.
Connect It ($14.99)
This is a security app that allows you to access your files and pictures in a very secure manner. It allows to you quickly connect and access files, and allows you to install apps with higher security measures. It has RDP/VNC compatibility.
Network it ($1.99)
This will scan the network that surrounds your phone. It will keep a look out for servers that are nearby, other iPhones and routers. It then gives you any information available about the nearby network component, such as it manufacturer. It will give you the IP addresses and MAC address (if available). It will allow you to discover open ports.
Protect it (Free)
This is a very good and convenient app that allows you to store your encrypted information within your iPhone. You can store things such as passwords, pin numbers, notes, credit card information, website data and loyalty cards.
However, it is highly recommended that you do not store any of this information on there, as you should not be writing down your PIN numbers and passwords in digital form. The best use for this app is to encrypt images or notes, so that people who physically have access to your phone cannot change it. It also has password authentication, face recognition software and dot pattern passwords.
Lock it ($9.99)
You can store information such as your passwords, credit card data and account numbers on this app. However, it is strongly recommended that you do not, as there is no reason for you to store such things in digital form. However, if you would like to store data that is not particularly sensitive, but that you do not want your spouse to see, then this is a good app for you.
You can store your details in categories, and create unlimited records and backup files. It uses a 256-bit Blowfish encryption, and you are able to back up and wirelessly sync your files. You can use the automatic password generation tool and the anti-phishing URL icons. You can synchronize your IP address manually.
Track it (Free)
This is a security app that will allow you to track your phone if it is lost. You download the app onto your phone and then sign up for the Apple ID service. If your phone is lost then you log onto the Apple service using an iPad, iPhone or Mac. You may then log into your account and see where your phone has gone. It shows you a map of where your phone may be, and you can even lock your phone remotely. If that is not enough, you can also erase all of the data on your phone too so that people will not be able to root the device and gain access to the files within.
Secure it ($9.99)
This is another app where you can add in all of your bank account details, etc, and it will store them for you. Even though some of these apps are created by reputable companies, giving such details to an app is like giving a cracker to a parrot so that it may hold it for a while. Again, you should use it to store information that you do not want people to see if they gain physical access to your phone.
Bio: Kate Funk is passionate about different technology topics. She coaches individuals in writing and networking skills at Rushtutor .