Your PC has a firewall – but what about to secure android phone? After all, your device carries your address book, social networking apps and potentially even access to documents through your favourite cloud drive.
Millions of people are wandering around right
now with their phones connected to the internet,
their data exposed to online threats via active
apps and malicious websites.
This has the
potential of being a big problem, particular for
Android users, but it is one that you can protect
yourself from using a firewall.
There are several firewall apps available for
Android, but the majority of these require a
Mobiwol is different, however,
offering exactly the sort of features you would
expect from a desktop fi rewall, such as
managing connectivity on an app-by-app basis
and receiving alerts when a new app attempts to
connect to the internet.
Mobiwol is also
extremely easy to set up…
Activate the firewall
When running Mobiwol for the first time,
activate the firewall. Android will warn you that
Mobiwol is about to intercept network traffic –
don’t worry, that’s the point of a firewall!
Setting firewall rules
If you want to control app access to the
internet, open Firewall Rules and toggle the
checkboxes for wireless and mobile data
connection – or tap menu for master controls.
Logs and settings
Ensure that Mobiwol is configured to run
when you restart your phone, via Firewall Settings.
Here you can also configure your connection logs
to check which apps have internet access.