How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is the most expensive consumer mobile phone available and is a repository of personal information of tremendous value to thieves. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching users enter their passcodes and discovering how they can guess the code. This information could be used to reset the password on Apple ID and access all of the data of users stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on updates to thwart these techniques. However, there are a number of things that everyone can do to safeguard their iPhone from app thieving.

Start by setting a strong passcode. Make it as difficult to guess as possible regardless of whether you’re using Face ID, Touch ID or a four-digit numeric code. This is the first step in preventing a thief to access your iPhone and personal data.

Next, review all of the apps that have access to your location services, camera, microphone and other features on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious activity (for example an app asking for access to your camera or contacts list) Remove these permissions immediately. Also, enable two-factor authentication in the Settings app, as well as any other apps that support it. This will stop a burglar from infiltrating your iCloud and downloading your personal data from the cloud.

A reputable security program can provide a wide range of complete security for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyses Internet activity to detect malicious websites, adware, as well as safeguards your iPhone against identity theft through social media platforms, such as Instagram. The app also protects your privacy, and has ads blocking features for the most reliable security. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent option for securing your iOS environment. The app provides a comprehensive set of security features, including a vault for private storage to store up to 40 photos of private content and a password breach alert which will inform you whether your email password has been stolen.

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