How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves03.10.23
The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones available, and the personal data it stores is highly valuable to criminals. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users type in their passcodes and finding out how they can guess the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all of the data of users within iCloud. Apple is said to be working on updates to stop these tactics. There are many ways you can shield your iPhone from app thieving.
Create a secure password. No matter if you use Touch ID, Face ID or the 4-digit numeric code make it as difficult as you can guess. This is the first step to keeping thieves from gaining access to your iPhone and personal information.
Then, look through all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious behavior (for instance, an app asking for your camera or contact list) take those permissions off immediately. Make sure you enable two-factor authentication in the Settings app and all apps that support it. This will prevent a thief from gaining access to your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A trusted security app will provide a range of security features that cover the entire iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro, for instance, analyzes Internet activity to detect malicious websites, adware and safeguards your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms such as Instagram. The app also safeguards your privacy, and has ad blocking capabilities for the most reliable protection. F-Secure’s SaFE is another great option for a safe iOS experience. The app offers a comprehensive security suite, with vaults for up to 40 photos and a password leak alert that will notify you if your email password is exposed.