The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones on the market, and the personal data it contains is extremely valuable to criminals. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are watching users enter their passcodes on the device, and learning to determine the code. This information could be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all of the data of users stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on art blogs updating its software to counter these methods. However, there are a number of things that everyone can do to safeguard their iPhone from app thieving.
Begin by setting up a strong passcode. Regardless of whether you 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 in making sure that a thief is not able to gain access to your iPhone and personal information.
Then, you should review all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious behavior (for example an app that asks for your camera or contacts list) remove the permissions immediately. Make sure you enable two-factor authentication in the Settings app, as well as any other apps that allow it. This will prevent thieves from gaining access to your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A trusted security app will provide a comprehensive security for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro, for instance, analyzes Internet activity to identify malicious websites, adware, and protects your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app also safeguards your privacy and includes an ad blocker feature for the most secure protection. F-Secure’s Safe is another excellent option for a secure iOS experience. The app provides a comprehensive security suite that includes vaults for up to 40 photos as well as a leak alert that will notify you when your email password has been leaked.