The iPhone is the most expensive consumer mobile phone available and holds personal information of tremendous value to thieves. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users enter their passcodes and finding out how they can guess the code. The information could also be used to reset passwords on Apple ID or to access all the information stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on updates to stop these methods. There are several ways that you can shield your iPhone from snatchers of apps.
Create a strong password. Whatever method you choose to 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 to stopping a burglar from accessing your iPhone and personal data.
Then, look through all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you spot any suspicious behavior (for example an app asking for access to your contacts list or camera) take these permissions off immediately. Finally, turn on two-factor authentication in the Settings app and any apps that support it. This will prevent a thief infiltrating your iCloud and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A trusted security app can provide a broad range of end-to-end safeguards for your iPhone. Trend Micro’s free app Mobile Security, for example analyzes Internet behavior to identify malicious websites and adware as well safeguarding your iPhone from identity theft on social media sites such as Instagram. The app also protects your privacy and includes an ad blocker feature for the most reliable security. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent option for a secure iOS environment. The app provides a comprehensive security suite, which includes vaults that can hold up to 40 photos and a password leak alert which will notify you if your email password has been leaked.