Government of India has launched a new app M-Kavach, A comprehensive security tool for the android users,this app deals with the prevention of unauthorized access to your device’s resources like WiFi,Camera,Bluetooth etc,The app also let’s us restricting access to critical apps like Mobile wallet,Social media apps,It also allows Blocking of Unwanted calls ,sms from the phone,the app supports android versions 4.4,5.0,5.1 and 6x,installing this app on your phone you can experiment various features to safeguard your device from malwares and other threats.
Using this app users can protect their phone from Various types of attacks,You can also erase your contact list,call logs or perform a complete factory rest via sms in case your device gets lost,The app also lets us backup and restore phone’s data,To begin just download the app,Provide your current mobile number and one other contact number,set pin and complete the initial configuration.
- Restrict/Block unwanted Calls and SMS,
- Control Wifi,Bluetooth,Mobile data and other hardware resources,
- Track sim card change via sms,
- Remotely wipe phone data,
- Get protection against Java scripts,malwares.
In addition to this app Govt has also launched 3 other tools/services,JSGaurd,USB pratirodh and AppSamVid,
JSgaurd is a browser extension which protects against malware and other attacks,
USB Pratiroth protection against threats of removable devices like Pendrives,External HDD etc and Lastly,
AppSamwid is a tools that lets you white listing for executable files,Only the files approved will get executed.