How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones on the market, and the personal data it holds is extremely valuable to thieves. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users type in their passcodes and learning how they can guess the code. This information could be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all the data of a user in iCloud. Apple is working on upgrading its software to fight these techniques. Meanwhile, there are several options that anyone can do to protect their iPhone from app thieving.

Create a secure password. Whatever method you choose to use, Touch ID, Face ID or the four-digit numeric code, make it as difficult as it is to guess. This is the first step towards making sure that a thief is not able to gain access to your iPhone and personal information.

Review all the apps that are able to access your location services, camera and microphone on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious behaviour (for instance, an app asking for access to your camera or contacts list) take these permissions off immediately. Then, you can 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 trusted security software will provide a comprehensive security for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyzes Internet activity to detect harmful websites, adware and protects your iPhone against identity theft through social media platforms, such as Instagram. It provides the best security by protecting your privacy and blocking ads. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent choice for security in an iOS environment. The app comes with a complete security suite, including vaults for up to 40 photos, as well as an alert for leaks in passwords that will notify you in the event that your email password has been leaked.

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