The iPhone is the most expensive consumer mobile phone available and holds personal information of great value to criminals. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching users type in their passcodes and discovering how they can guess the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and access all of a user’s data within iCloud. Apple is currently working on changing its software to combat these techniques. There are a variety of ways you can shield your iPhone from app thieves.
Create a strong password. Make it as difficult to guess as possible regardless of whether you are using Face ID, Touch ID or a 4-digit numeric code. This is the first step to making sure that a thief is not able to gain access to your iPhone and personal information.
Examine all apps that can access your location services cameras and microphones on your iPhone. If you find any suspicious behavior (for instance apps asking for your camera or contacts list) take those permissions off immediately. Then, you can enable two factor authentication in the Settings app and any apps that allow it. This will prevent a thief accessing your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A trusted security application will provide a comprehensive security for your iPhone. Mobile Security by useful source Trend Micro, for instance, analyzes Internet activity to detect malicious websites, adware and safeguards your iPhone against identity theft through social media platforms, such as Instagram. The app provides the best protection by protecting your privacy and blocking ads. F-Secure’s SaFE is another great option for a safe iOS experience. The app comes with a complete security suite that includes vaults for up 40 photos as well as a leak alert that will notify you if your email password is exposed.