How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones available, and the personal data it holds is extremely valuable to criminals. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are monitoring users as they input their passcodes into the device and figuring out how to identify the code. This information can also be used to reset a password on an Apple ID or access all the data stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on updating its software to stop these methods. However, there are a number of actions that everyone can take to safeguard their iPhone from app thieving.

Create a strong password. Make it as difficult to guess as it is regardless of whether you're using Face ID, Touch ID or a four-digit numeric code. This is the first step towards stopping a burglar from accessing your iPhone and personal information.

Then, go through all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you notice any suspicious behavior (for example an app that asks for your camera or contacts list) Remove those permissions immediately. Turn on two-factor authentication in the Settings application and all apps which support it. This will stop thieves from accessing your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A trusted security software can offer complete protection for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyzes Internet activities to identify malicious websites, adware, as well as protects your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app offers the most effective security by securing your privacy and preventing ads. F-Secure's SAFE is a good option for a secure iOS experience. The app provides a comprehensive security suite, including a vault for up to 40 photos, as well as an alert for leaks in passwords that will notify you if your email password is leaked.


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