How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves
The iPhone is the most expensive mobile phone available and is a repository of personal information of great value to criminals. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users type in their passcodes and trying to figure out the code. This information can be used to reset a password on Apple ID or gain access to all the information stored in iCloud. Apple is said to be working on updates to stop these techniques. There are several ways that you can secure your iPhone from app thieving.
Begin by setting up a strong passcode. Whatever method you choose to use, Touch ID, Face ID or the four-digit numeric code ensure that it is as difficult as possible to guess. This is the first step towards preventing a thief from accessing your iPhone and personal information.
Then, you should review all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, microphone and other features on your iPhone. If you notice any suspicious activity (for instance, an app that asks for access to your contacts list or camera), remove these permissions immediately. Also, enable two-factor authentication in the Settings app as well as in any apps that support it. This will prevent a thief from hacking into your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A trusted security app can offer complete protection for your iPhone. Trend Micro’s free app Mobile Security, for example analyzes Internet behavior to identify harmful websites and adware as well as protecting your iPhone from identity theft on social media sites such as Instagram. The app also safeguards your privacy and includes advertising blocking capabilities to provide the most reliable security. F-Secure’s SAFE is another top choice for a secure iOS experience. It comes with a broad array of security options, which include a private vault that allows you that can store up to 40 photos that are private and a password breach alert that informs you if your email password has been stolen.