Security tools for Mobile devices

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Security
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Some useful free tools to keep you and your mobile device safer and more private.

Device and software vulnerabilities

Recap Vulnerability scanner from Palindrome
http://www.palindrometech.com/recap/
VTS Vulnerability Test Suite from NowSecure
https://info.nowsecure.com/VTS-for-Android.html
X-Ray Vulnerability scanner from Duo Security (VTS fork)
https://labs.duo.com/xray
Router Check vulnerability scanner and advice
http://www.routercheck.com

Antimalware/Antivirus

Android Antivirus comparisons by AV-TEST
https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/mobile-devices/
AV-Comparatives Mobile-Review
https://www.av-comparatives.org/mobile-security/

Bitdefender free mobile tools
https://www.bitdefender.com/toolbox/freeapps/mobile/
Avira free Antivirus and privacy tool
https://www.avira.com/en/free-antivirus-android
https://www.avira.com/en/free-antivirus-ios
Lookout personal mobile tools
https://www.lookout.com/products/personal

Tracker and malvertising blockers

Disconnect.me
https://disconnect.me/mobile/disconnect-malvertising
https://disconnect.me/mobile/secure-wireless
Adblock Plus
https://adblockplus.org/en/android
https://adblockplus.org/en/android-config
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.adblockplus.android
AdAway (Uses HOSTS file so needs ROOT)
https://adaway.org
https://f-droid.org/app/org.adaway
DNS66 – DNS-Based Ad Blocking for Android
https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66
https://f-droid.org/app/org.jak_linux.dns66

Addon and advert scanners

AppBrain Ad Detector by AppTornado
http://www.appbrain.com/app/appbrain-ad-detector/com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.detector
Addons Detector
https://public.addonsdetector.com
APK Installer (uses AppBrain database)
http://apkinstaller.com

VPN – Virtual Private Network

Disconnect.me
https://disconnect.me/mobile/secure-wireless
Avira Phantom VPN
https://www.avira.com/en/avira-phantom-vpn
OpenVPN client
http://www.appbrain.com/app/openvpn-for-android/de.blinkt.openvpn
OpenVPN Servers
http://www.appbrain.com/app/openvpn-servers/pw.dschmidt.vpnapp.app

Anonymous Networks

Orbot Tor proxy
https://guardianproject.info/apps/orbot/
Orfox Tor browser
https://guardianproject.info/apps/orfox/
Orwall Tor firewall
https://orwall.org
I2P Invisible internet project
https://geti2p.net

IMSI/IMEI/TMSI (Stingray) catcher, detectors

SnoopSnitch by Security Research Labs
https://opensource.srlabs.de/projects/snoopsnitch – [Alternatives]
Android IMSI-Catcher Detector by CellularPrivacy
https://cellularprivacy.github.io/Android-IMSI-Catcher-Detector/ – [Alternatives]
Cell Spy Catcher (Anti Spy) by SkibApps
http://www.appbrain.com/app/cell-spy-catcher-anti-spy/com.skibapps.cellspycatcher – [Alternatives]
GSM Spy Finder by GALAN
https://www.appbrain.com/app/gsm-spy-finder/kz.galan.antispy – [Alternatives]

Certificate Management

For older Androids
CACertMan from The Guardian Project
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=info.guardianproject.cacert
Trust Manager by BlueBox
http://www.appbrain.com/app/trust-manager-by-bluebox/com.bluebox.labs.trustmanager

Security/Privacy collections

F-Droid Open Source apps
https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?page_id=0&fdcategory=Security

The Guardian Project (included with the F-Droid app)
https://guardianproject.info/apps/ 
Useful security tools in Google Play store
https://www.appbrain.com/user/Doc.Flay/security
Extensions for Firefox on mobile devices
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/collections/Dr-Flay/mobile~/
Surveillance Self-Defence from  the Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://ssd.eff.org
Reset The Net Privacy Pack
https://pack.resetthenet.org/#phone
PrivacyTools.io
https://privacytoolsio.github.io/privacytools.io/#mobile_os

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