NSA buster: keep tab on which app is transmitting information to whom with the viaProtect Android app

NSA buster: keep tab on which app is transmitting information to whom with the viaProtect Android app
In the day and age when governments, companies, marketers, and assorted hackers, have their prying eyes on our digital life, smartphones have become a godsend for each and every tracking purpose. They can log our movements, location, searches, messages and calls, and send that information freely to anyone without the average user ever realizing what's going on.

After the NSA snooping revelations, there has been a proliferation of privacy-oriented apps. We already reviewed the secure messaging client Telegram already, and now we focus your attention on the viaProtect app. This new application for Android promises to keep tab on your phone's overall communication habits, telling you which pieces of your personal information get sent out, and to whom. You have to make an account with the service, and the granular breakdown by app is only available when you log into said account on the company's website.

The viaProtect app can tell you which of the information transmitted is insecure, and what services your phone communicates with, so if you see something suspicious, you can react accordingly. The phone also gets an overall security rating, so if you are interested if there are any "leaky" apps on your phone, transmitting personal info to weird services, you can take viaProtect for a spin from the download link below.

Developer: VIAFORENSICSDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free

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7 Comments

1. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

tbh how do we know that this app doesn't send information out !

6. ethanrasiel

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hi - thanks for your interest in viaProtect. The company behind viaProtect is viaForensics, founded 2008, which has helped global companies and some of the largest financial institutions secure their mobile devices for years. Now, consumers benefit from the same tech. I also would like to point you to some of the hands-on reviews done by journalists which should be helpful. Try searching viaprotect hands on.

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1936; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

You just have to log into their site, and they'll tell you if anything bad is going on.....riiiiiiiiiiiight. This sounds like those popups you sometimes get that say "Your computer is infected with a virus. Click here to clean it."

7. ethanrasiel

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I was skeptical at first also. But it works and it is very real. You might be surprised at some of the things your phone does with your valuable personal information - like transmitting passwords in plain text. Viaprotect will give you visibility into this and let you make informed decisions about which apps to trust.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, who watches the watchers. A great idea, but....

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Appopps is nice, too

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Tried this app..it is ok...tells me I have moderate risk for being rooted and using third party apps or allowing them...d'uh!!!!

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