Originally Posted by ryrhino
I have used Truecaller in the past. I don't know if they still have security issues that I read they have had in the past. That is why I uninstalled it.
I am currently using Calls Blacklist - Call Blocker that was suggested in the lifewire.com article.
I use my phone to make phone calls, check weather at times, sometimes use the internet, and play a few simple games.
I have 5GB of data per month. I am not sure how long that lasts. According to Virgin Mobile customer support it depends on which apps are being used and for how long they are being used. If I connect to WiFi which I am able to do at home then data is not decreasing.
I am most interested in which security apps to keep as private and secure as possible you would suggest using and why. Also if you use 2FA which app do you suggest using. Why?
A security product from any of the reputable authors/developers will do (Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Avast/AVG, Eset, Sophos, Webroot, Malwarebytes etc). Some have both free and commercial editions and each free edition has limitations that only you can decide whether it's worth paying for.
What I look for in a mobile security product:
1. Real-time protection against viruses, spyware and other types of malware
2. Automatic definition updates
3. Web protection with support for Firefox, Chrome and Opera/Opera Mini
4. Resource usage.
Browse through the Play Store and compare premium features vs free features. You can always try each product one at a time, then decide which one to keep. Sophos (free) includes an authenticator for your accounts that use 2FA. For standalone 2FA authenticator apps, you can use Google authenticate or Microsoft Authenticator, that is if you have no trust issues with them. Why I would recommend them? Because they just work and they do what they were designed to do. It's not as if you're looking for some bells and whistles in a 2FA app, is it?