The iPhone is the most expensive mobile phone on the market and also holds personal data of great value to thieves. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal article, hackers are watching as users type in their passcodes, learning 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 in iCloud. Apple is currently working on updating its software to stop these techniques. Meanwhile, there are several actions that everyone can take to safeguard their iPhone from app thieving.
Create a secure password. Make it as difficult to guess as you can, regardless of whether you are using Face ID, Touch ID or a 4-digit numeric code. This is the first step in making sure that a thief is not able to gain access to your iPhone and personal data.
Next, review all of the apps that have access to your location services, camera, microphone and other features on your iPhone. If you find any suspicious behavior (for instance apps asking for your camera or contacts list) Remove those permissions immediately. You can enable two-factor authentication within the Settings application, and in any other applications that allow it. This will stop thieves from accessing your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A reputable security program will provide a comprehensive security for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyzes Internet activities to identify malicious websites, adware and safeguards your iPhone against identity theft through social media platforms, such as Instagram. It provides the best protection by protecting your privacy and preventing ads. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent option for a secure iOS environment. The app comes with a complete security suite, with vaults that can hold up to 40 photos as well as a password leak alert which will notify you in the event that your email password has been leaked.