6 apps for online privacy
Mac Life|March 2021
Apps to ensure your private life stays that way

Smartphones and tablets have become such a vital part of our lives that most of us would now feel lost without them. But there are also risks in relying on our mobile devices so much. The advertising “trackers” that follow us around the web are just the start. Even more dangerous are the online scams that try to con money out of us, and malware– ridden websites that try to get hold of personal or financial data. And, of course, there’s insecure public Wi–Fi networks and hackers who attempt to break into your home or office network. So check out some of these top apps that can protect your privacy and security online.

AVAST SECURITY & PRIVACY

Free (Full version $4.99/month)

Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Avast is a regular best–seller on the App Store. There’s a free version with basic security features, protecting you from malware on websites and hacking attacks on public networks. The full version is available with either a monthly ($4.99) or yearly ($19.99) subscription and adds VPN, encryption for personal photos, and the ability to monitor password breaches for your online accounts.

BRAVE PRIVATE WEB BROWSER

& VPN Free (Firewall & VPN $9.99/month)

Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

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