It’s a sad truth that a lot of smartphones even up to these modern times are still vulnerable to intrusions from unauthorized access as well as other privacy issues In fact, studies show that data leakage through different means, may they be from actual physical theft of the phone or surveillance attacks, is still the number one security risk that plague smartphone owners. Indeed, hackers and intruders that it’s only reasonable to start putting equally potent defenses against them are thinking of more and more methods.
Paranoia is one app that has proven to be reliable at preventing these spies from ever compromising your precious private data and information. It’s an app that, when used, directly intervenes with most of your phone’s features, particularly in the way you choose to send your various, day-to-day SMS. It’s also a nifty and easy—to—use app that can be activated and de—activated with a single press of a button.
Upon launching, you will immediately be taken to the main interface of the app, which displays whether the app is turned on (actively protecting your mobile phone) or not. Just by pressing the shield button that is embedded on the middle of the interface, you can promptly activate the protection that the app offers. As you do this, you will also see how the app offers protection to your smartphone. It blocks the microphone, which could be used to record your conversation and unwanted broadcasting in the Internet.
The cameras are disabled as well in order to prevent unauthorized access to any of your private videos and photos. Lastly and more importantly, the app’s SMS interceptors would be activated. These are anti-spy tools that readily notify you if there are any SMS messages that are outgoing from your phone. Know that you can display any of these three types of protection individually, leaving only the ones that you like on.
Take note that the app offers support for popular communication apps like lnstagram, Viber, and WhatsUP as well. You can add any of the said apps to Paranoia’s list of allowed apps, so that they won’t in any way be blocked by the app. You can set ways in which you want the app to notify you (through sound and vibration) about unauthorized access from the settings section. The alert level can be turned on as well if you want to be informed posthaste about any suspicious actions in your system application.
Paranoia certainly takes a completely different route from most apps that offer data protection. It doesn’t make use of encryption in order to provide security to its users every time they are corresponding with someone online. Nor does it offer conventional protection from viruses or malware. Instead it focuses on the key aspects of your smartphone that are constantly at risk every time you use it to communicate, as evidenced by its SMS interceptors and the ability to block your phone’s microphone and camera data.