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Cerberus Offering Up Free Licenses to Celebrate 3rd Birthday

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Remember Cerberus, the company that faced a large-scale hack a couple weeks ago? It is now their third birthday, so to lighten things up, they are offering free full licenses for their app for about the next 24 hours, until April 26 at 6:00 AM GMT.

The anti-theft application also got a neat update to version 2.5, with web control integrated into the app, a “Navigation Mode” firing up Google Maps when a device name is tapped, and a “Radar Mode”: “WiFi hotspot will be started on the lost device and Client Cerberus will display the network signal, so you should have a very good indication (better than GPS) on how near you are to the lost device.”

If it makes you feel less wary about it, our very own Eric rated it as one of his top five favorite apps on his Moto X, which is a huge claim. All new accounts will be getting a free license for the time previously mentioned, so go grab one, try Cerberus out, and let us know how it goes.

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Via: +Cerberus
  • Jay Edge

    LOVE CERBERUS! I already bought my license about a year ago, but this program is the shyt! This is all you need. Nothing compares!

  • NeilGeorge

    So what is the Client version?

  • NeilGeorge

    How do you check if you have the license or not?

    • charesa39

      When you first set it up, you should get an email saying that you’re license has been activated for free. That email says that when you open the app, you shouldn’t see the option to “Buy a License” anywhere. If you do, it says to let them know so they can make sure you are activated properly.

      • NeilGeorge

        Thank you.. Got no Email.. But in the app, there is no Buy a License option..

  • tu3218

    Why this over googles built in android device manager? If I’m looking for basic functionality that would tell me where my phone is if its lost and be able to lock it remotely from my PC.

  • daJudge805

    Good looking out Droid Life. Thanks.
    Installed the app, hid it from the app drawer, and was unable to open it. LOL. A quick Google search found the code, which has now been changed. Gonna play around with it and see if my 4 year old can activate the security features.

  • fritzo2162

    Doesn’t the free LookOut Security and even Google’s Android Device Manager do a lot of this stuff already?

  • JT3

    I remember when they first came out with their Android app, they gave free licenses to anyone who installed it during their beta period. I’ve had it ever since, and love it. I’ve never had to actually use it yet (knock on wood), but I’ve run a couple tests, like remote-locking my phone, and having it send me a picture of who attempted to unlock it. Worked like a charm. Great product, for sure.

  • Hugo

    Do I need a new account to get the life-time version, or can I use my account and upgrade?
    Because I don’t see any upgrade option!

  • fa3sr011

    Thank you Cerberus! Been a paying customer for a long time now but just added my wife’s phone as well.

    • Scott H

      You could have added your wife under your previous account. You should be able to install on up to 5 devices under a single paid account. I have three phones and two tablets in our house under my account. Then you only have to log into one account and can see any of those devices.

  • Tony Byatt

    So the offer ends at 1:00am CST on April 26th…

  • Havoktek

    Oh hell yeah, got my 4 devices set up on it already!

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    ill give it a try…ill try anything for the price of free99

  • trwb

    Commander Shephard would be upset by this

  • http://www.chasehammer.com/ Chase Hammer J

    I have NEVER had any virus or spyware issues on my phone for the 5-6 years on android. I dont see this being a big problem. Only once in like 500 apps have overly annoying ads and popups but thats about it. I dont understand the need for people paying for security… (yes I know THIS one is free for the moment)

    • athensjohn

      I think this is more of a theft recovery, wipe, take a picture of the bad guy app rather than a virus protection app.

      • http://www.chasehammer.com/ Chase Hammer J

        I get that but I honestly dont see this helping people get their phone back unless you know the person.

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          If it gets stolen you can see what calls were made or received, where it is currently using network and GPS, text messages sent and received, remotely lock it, wipe it, etc.

        • Cory S

          There is a epic forum thread from a guy in the UK who had his house broken into and his phone stolen (or something like that) and he is posting videos and pictures of the thieves as police get a warrant to search the guys house. It ends with a video of police finding the phone under a pile of laundry where he tried to hide it (owner had set off an audible alarm)

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Where to begin. This has nothing to do with viruses or rogue apps, it’s about your phone being stolen or lost. Yes I have never had my phone stolen or lost before so I haven’t needed it either, but it’s nice knowing it’s there. I do use it for quite a bit of other features though, such as when the lockscreen is entered incorrectly after X amount of times it takes a picture and e-mails it to you (I have GMail filters setup so the user doesn’t see it on the phone), if a friend of mine takes my phone as a joke or is messing with it I can use my laptop to remotely lock the phone, reboot it, take a picture, screenshot, basically anything you can image I can do from my computer.

      • Chris Bailey

        How do you do that? Just filter it to immediately mark as read or go to a folder?

        • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

          I have it setup so anything coming from Cerberus goes into a folder called “Android” and not my inbox, that way it wont show a notification on my phone that a picture was just taken. It stays marked as unread though.

    • fa3sr011

      Accidents happen, theft happens. You can’t control every situation and can’t guarantee you’ll never fall a victim to either situation. Programs like this ease that pain and in the event of theft they can help ensure your data and privacy are safe.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I love Cerberus!

  • 2Ceedz

    This or Lookout? I’ve always used and have loved Lookout, and TMo gives premium when u have JUMP!, …so is/what is the advantages of this over Lookout?

    • JT3

      One advantage that I know of is that on a rooted device, it can survive a hard-reset, making it really difficult for a thief to uninstall it. Also, I’m not sure about Lookout, but Cerberus can be totally hidden, so that it doesn’t show in the App list. You get to it by dialing a pre-set number in the phone dialer. However, Lookout has antivirus (although, how useful that is on an Android device is debatable), whereas Cerberus is only for theft protection.

  • Sophia Patel

    Yes only see option to buy.

    http://www.windowindia.net/

    • C-Law

      Spam

  • Jared Sabre

    does this still work if we have an account with an expired trial membership? I only see options to buy a license.

    • John

      nope

      • Corey Foltman

        set it up with different username/email…then in 6+months when they tell you they are deleting the other account due to inactivity, change your username and email address…

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    I can’t find this wifi hotspot or nav mode option…

  • Kenny Woodard

    Not really sure what was meant in the article when it said “free full license”. I downloaded and created an account, but in my confirmation email, it said I was in a free trial that would end on May 2nd..

    • Mark Mann

      You should have gotten 2 emails… The first one saying may 2,the second saying “llifetime”

  • Stev

    How save is it to go back after the hacking incident? Can’t be arsed to get my mail and account vulnerable. But thanks for the hint, good deal.

    • Corey Foltman

      use different password than you use for everything else…and i believe the stolen info was encrypted? not sure of the full details