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 great value to criminals. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are monitoring users as they enter their passcodes on the device, and are able to identify the code. This information can also be used to reset passwords on Apple ID or gain access to all the information stored in iCloud. Apple is working on updates to block these methods. In the meantime, there are many actions that everyone can take to protect their iPhone from app thieving.

Start by setting a strong passcode. Make it as difficult to guess as it is regardless of whether you are using Face ID, Touch ID or a 4-digit numeric number. This is the first step towards keeping thieves from gaining access to your iPhone and personal information.

Next, review all of 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 asking for your camera or contacts list) Remove those permissions immediately. Finally, turn on two-factor authentication in the Settings app and all apps that support it. This will stop thieves from gaining access to your iCloud account and downloading your personal data from the cloud.

A trusted security app will provide a range of complete 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 on social media platforms such as Instagram. It provides the best security by protecting your privacy and preventing ads. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent option for a secure iOS environment. The app provides a comprehensive security suite that includes vaults for up 40 photos and an alert for leaks in passwords that will notify you if your email password gets leaked.

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