What is your Android security setup these days?

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by Overkill, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    eset mobile security/android firewall/xprivacy plugin for the xposed framework(gets a little talky, sometimes disable it)
    unkeylocker
     
  2. IvoShoen

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    Avast Mobile Security 5.0 and Adguard with firewall.
     
  3. roger_m

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    I'm using Security Center which came preinstalled on my phone as part of Flyme, the customised Android 5.1 it is running.
     
  4. Rolo42

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    Take the time to set/apply templates/defaults on what you want to mask rather than disabling it completely (which will undermine it completely if you think about it--once an app has your info, it's done).
     
  5. The Dragonfly

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    Comodo Mobile Security.
     
  6. Victek

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    I also just installed the Avast 5.0 beta. What do you think about it? I like the new UI. I was hoping the call blocking feature would work, but unfortunately I can't enable it on Android 5.0

    Edit: I was able to enable call blocking after restarting the phone - haven't tested it yet though.
     
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  7. Dragon1952

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    I just started to use Bitdefender Mobile Security and sometimes use 360 Mobile Security.
     
  8. Dazzler

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    Dr.Web lite
     
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    Avast Mobile (root mode) + Adguard Beta
     
  10. Buddel

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    I will probably install Dr. Web Light, too. What are your opinions? Is it a good free av for mobiles? I couldn't find any up-to-date reviews. The ones I have read were written sometime in 2012.
     
  11. Abdallah

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    For me , I don't use AVs on my android device anymore ..

    My security setup :
    GreyShirts NoRoot Firewall (Can't imagine I do internet without Firewall)
    NakedBrowserPro (For privacy and lightness)
    App Ops Starter (Control app permissions)
    Package Disabler Pro (Disable any app and remove bloatware)
    ProtectStar iShredder Ent (Securely delete files and free space)
    Advanced Permission Manager (Remove App permissions and other cool stuffs)
    APK Editor Pro (Edit Apps and remove some nasty stuffs from them, Use it as App backup)
    Microphone Block and Camera Block (Block camera and microphone access)
    Protonmail client (End-to-End encrypted emails)
    ARP Guard (Protect from ARP spoofing attacks)
    A very good VPN client
    FakeGPS (If any app resist to open without GPS enabled)
    Tresorit (End-to-End encrypted file storage)
    Telegram (End-to-End encrypted IM)
    Network Connections (For Network analysis specially on VPN as my device is not rooted)
    Hacker's Keyboard (For its easy to use and privacy concerns)
    NoTelUrl (Protect against the USSD vulnerability)


    Abdullah
     
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  12. Overkill

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    CM Security + Adguard
     
  13. KaptainBug

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    Just Adguard for adblocking.. I don't root my phone or install apps from unknown sources except Adguard. So I don't really need an AV.
     
  14. IvoShoen

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    It seems to be quite effective, as effective as version 4 was. They say that more features will be added soon.
     
  15. Victek

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    Thanks for getting back. One thing I notice is v5 scans play store updates a lot faster.
     
  16. act8192

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    Avast is abandoning its firewall. Terrible decision IMO. It's been working well for me over 2 years on a rooted tablet.
    See Replies #2 and #4 here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178293.0

    Good alternatives are NoRoot firewall + Sophos or DrWeb AV + MBAM which work fine on a Moto phone. And Maxthton browser has a decent ad blocker.
     
  17. Victek

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    The device has to be rooted for the firewall to work and that's the problem. The vast majority of carrier controlled phones, etc, are not rooted and can't be rooted by the average user.

    Note that some people in the Avast thread are also saying that Anti-Theft has also been removed and that's not the case. Anti-Theft is still installed and available in the v5.0 UI.
     
  18. chrome_sturmen

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    I took a look at this - I didn't install it, but it got me thinking: how does one guard their privacy when their device is connected to a public wifi network? Say for instance at an apartment where wifi is provided to the tenants? (without vpn)

    I know that with windows one would disable file/folder-sharing, and run a firewall (amongst other things?) in the effort to remain secure on a public network. I'm not sure of the equivalent or comparable measures one would take on android (does an android firewall provide similar guards against intrusion?).

    Would like some thoughts on this and/or some links to further reading
    thanks *puppy*
     
  19. Abdallah

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    I think a VPN client will help in that situation, but my device is not rooted so I can't use noroot firewall while I am on the VPN session.
    Also I think ARP Guard will give another layer of security even if the device is not rooted, and about firewalls I think it may help but I am not sure if it works at the same level of windows firewalls (I know it uses a VPN tunnel to control connection flow) .. maybe root firewall works better than noroot firewall ? I don't know .
     
  20. Dragon1952

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2493066,00.asp "In the most recent evaluation, performed over the month of September 2015 released on October 12, several apps achieved perfect scores on a 13-point scale. These winners were: Ahnlab V3 Mobile Security, Antiy AVL, Avast Mobile Security, Avira Free Android Security, Baidu Mobile Security, Bitdefender Mobile Security, Bullguard Mobile Security, Cheetah Mobile Clean Master and CM Security, ESET Mobile Security & Antivirus, G Data Internet Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, PSafe Total, Qihoo 360 Antivirus, Sophos Mobile Security, Symantec Norton Mobile Security, and Trend Micro Mobile Security".
     
  21. Dazzler

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    its working great on my mobile :)
     
  22. Buddel

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    Thanks, Dazzler.:)
     
  23. zakazak

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    I wouldn't recommend any CM products. The rest of the named products seem to be trustworthy (altough I also dislike avira + comodo).

    Take a look at this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6/general/guide-little-guide-to-security-privacy-t3042460

    VPN or SSH-Tunnelig is what you are looking for :) Other than that you can run a firewall and block incoming requests that you don't like (or just allow what you know and block the rest).

    Altough I use Telegram myself, it doesn't seem to be a good choice :/
    See: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62130328&postcount=75
     
  24. chrome_sturmen

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    thanks for the thoughts mate *puppy*
     
  25. LoneWolf

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    Dr Web Security Space w/Firewall
    LastPass
     
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