Mobile security has been one of the hot topics at CTIA this year, according to the people we have talked with attending the event. This makes sense as more and more people are using their handsets for their computing needs when they are on the go.
One of the interesting apps that has been brought to our attention is Lookout, allowing you to secure and backup your handset on the go. The above video is the latest Verizon Droid commercial which highlights Lookout specifically as an app of choice to protect your handset.
After downloading this app to my Vibrant, I have to admit that I pleased and surprised that this is a totally free app. Granted I have only used it for an hour or so, but there are no hidden fees or signups asking for my credit card as of yet. The app claims to scan for viruses or spyware, allow you to locate your handset if lost, and backup all your data as well. Testing out the locate feature of the app was pretty funny, because you can make your phone “scream” so you can find it. The scream is a LOUD siren that will help you locate the handset pretty easy if you are in the area. As well as the audio scream, you can locate your handset using the GPS in your phone, which is triggered from a web app at Lookout.com.
Give the app a look, it’s free so it won’t cost you anything but time!