Yesterday’s piece on “What should you do with an old Android smartphone” generated a lot of comments. Because I recommended installing a security app, one of the most popular questions was, predictably, which one?
That’s a tough question.
It’s tough because testing security apps means throwing existing vulnerabilities at it, which doesn’t tell you how well it will handle future vulnerabilities. Another issue is that it’s impossible to gauge what kind of performance hit that the app will have across the myriad of devices out there.