While we’ve covered apps in the past that help protect your data on iOS, but no other app does the job with as much flair as the just released Ben the Bodyguard.

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Developed by Nerd Communications, Ben is a French bodyguard who’s sole duty is to protect and encrypt your data from unauthorized access. And the good thing is he doesn’t just protect photos and contacts, he defends passwords, notes and PINs! Another interesting feature is how he sends disguised push notifications to remind you of your secret tasks.

He’s got a distinct attitude, is full of interesting anecdotes and is quite opinionated. The developers have put a lot of hard work in bringing Ben’s character to life.

From the App’s official page:

Ben protects photos, contacts, passwords and other sensitive stuff on your iPhone or iPod touch. He’s your own personal security expert. Peace of mind on the go with a distinct attitude and opinion.
Ben’s guarantee — “Your secrets are safe with me.”


Ben the Bodyguard
· Hides passwords, notes, PINs, and log-ins and allows secure access on the go
· Protects your photos in his secure album
· Keeps V.I.P. contacts safe from suspecting eyes or nosy friends
· Reminds you of appointments and events with password-protected notifications
· Locks critical data with 256-bit AES encryption and your master password
· Entertains with helpful security tips and anecdotes from his colorful life
· Requires an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or 4th gen. iPod touch (iOS 4.0 or later)

The data is encrypted by Ben with 256-bit AES encryption which basically means you can rest assured that your data is safe. To make things even more secure, you can choose a master password.

Here are a few screenshots of Ben in action:

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Ben the Bodyguard works on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (iOS 4 or later) and 4th generation iPod touch. The app can be bought from the link embedded below for $4.99. A bit of a hefty price to pay but if you want your data to be safe and sound, we highly recommend going for this.

Download Ben The Bodyguard for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G [iTunes Link]

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