You hear about it all the time. They are tracking us via our cell phones. Hackers, instigators, even our own government…they can find out just about whatever they would want to know by way of our cell phones if they wanted to. But can they? Do they? How are we to know if they are or if they can and furthermore, what can we do to prevent the possibility?
Replicant is an open source software that can be installed on any Android device to make it safe and secure. It is totally free and is readily available for those who wish for their information (and that of their contacts) to remain private.
The Replicant open source program can be installed not only on your cell phone but on your tablet too. What it ultimately does it gives you, the user, complete control over your device, be it your tablet or your phone. It work on Linux/Android operating systems.
One great thing about this free program is that it is constantly being debugged and improved. The goal of keeping devices secure seems to be the priority and nothing else total focus on the objective is achieved. It seems that those who are running the program truly want to do everything possible to offer a means of security.
On the site, there are actual descriptions and specific examples of information being compromised. It is not an imagined thing or a hyped up possibility. It is a reality and fortunately, there is a solution and a free one at that. Replicant closes back doors that were open leaving it vulnerable to mischief.
The site keeps the public updated on improvements as well as incidences. They allow questions to be asked and do their best to respond clearly and in a timely manner.
The funding for this open source program comes from group funding, a concept in raising money for a cause. Over $20,000 was raised recently to help cover the cost of developing the freeware and perfecting it. People are passionate about keeping their devices secure and many would rather pay a company that will provide the service for free rather than a company who sells their wares.
It all began in 2010 and was fully developed in 2011 by Paul Kocialkowski who came on the scene after some of the initial team resigned from the project. It was made available for the Nexxus S and Galaxy 4 models.
The launching and execution of Replicant is significant in that it is an example of a successful group funding effort, when people rally their time and money together to complete a project that they feel is worth. Then, the project came into play and was made available for free for the public to use. That what open source programing is all about and Replicant is one of the pioneers in doing so all the way from the initial efforts to get it rolling all the way to the actuality of making it available and keeping it updated. The public spoke and Replicant obviously listened. Replicant allows the public to keep private…mission accomplished.