What You Should Know About Today’s Mobile Security


Mobile Security Apps are the latest technology to protect your phone from thieves; along with using your smartphone as an alarm in an emergency situation. Using your speaker on your phone, you shake your phone, and a signal is sounded, and all your listed contacts on your phone are notified immediately.

Mobile Security 101

Some of the security applications are available at no charge on your smartphone. Security apps are a smart combination of a security alarm, tracking device, and alert notifications that take advantage of your smartphone’s hardware.

Your speaker on your smartphone acts as an alarm. Your GPS services on your phone act as your tracker. Your video camera function on your smartphone records the criminal action. Your data connection communicates the alert. To activate these activities on your phone, you shake the phone.


These apps are usually downloaded free of charge. Most service plans start around $5.99 a month. Most service plans include unlimited video and alerts. There many security mobile phones apps, including PanicGuard.

Setting Up

After downloading your security software, your application has to be set up. All your emergency contacts should be defined, using emergency contacts close to you, like in the same general area. When your alert is sounded, your location is provided by way of a map image. At that point, text or email is sent to your emergency contacts.

In most of these security apps, it is active once the security app has been turned on. If you are leaving home, GPS is not on automatically, so your app and phone have to be turned on. Your mobile security app is not on until you have logged in with your username and password.

Stolen Or Lost Phone

Most security applications will track your phone is it is lost or stolen. This feature utilizes your smartphone’s hardware using your GPS and your data connection.

Wireless Devices’ Impact On Home And Work

Smartphones are the way employees and business communicate, whether at work or home. These smartphones also bring risks that come with the misuse of this technology. Smartphones are also our information sources, replacing phone books, address book, and other hard copy storage of our personal and business data.

Smartphones are the most popular for attacks. By exploiting the weak engineering of collecting communications such as SMS(text message), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. This type of transmission of communication is the universal standard for mobile communication around the world.

With attackers, they are usually three prime targets they use. Attackers will use data on your smartphone to collect data such as credit card numbers and any other confidential information the user has on the phone.

Smartphones are associated readily with the user. All smartphones can transmit data related to the user making it easy for the attacker to steal the smartphone’s owner identification to commit cyber-crimes using the smartphone user’s identity.


Smartphones have made our personal life and businesses’ life more manageable. However, these modern devices also host a world of new issues that before the advent of wireless technology we did know existed. In essence, in today’s modern world it is better to be safe than sorry.


Erica Cormier

The author Erica Cormier