Seven Tips To Secure Your iPhone From Hackers
Apple fans can’t part with their iPhones come hell or high water. And despite Apple enjoying a clean rep in the past, it’s increasingly becoming obvious that iPhone hacking isn’t as uncommon as previously believed. Of course that’s not to say that the spying and monitoring is as bad as it is when it comes to Android. So how does one steer clear of all that’s bad and brutal in the digital world?
- Invest In An App That Loves Your Data As Much As You Do
An app like “www.stealthmate.com/iphone-monitoring-software” can do a whole lot more than just keep your data safe, but it’s a great option if that is what you’re aiming for. For instance, In case your phone is hacked and you lose your data, an app like Stealthmate will actually have a backup for you. All you need to do is plug that data back into your new phone. Of course phone security has to be more about picking up the pieces so the focus should always be on keeping a hacker out of your iPhone.
- Your iPhone Really Does Have Pretty Good Security
Malware and hackers can be real pests but the reality is that you can actually secure your phone against a lot of damage simply by using the inbuilt security that it comes with. Make sure that you use the fingerprint security and/or set a passcode for your iPhone. The kind of information that you have on your phone is enough to get you in a boatload of trouble. From banking details to all the people you talk to, an insecure device can reveal a little too much about its user.
- Don’t Go Phishing
Often the phone isn’t at fault for the security breach that it falls victim to. If you have a habit of clicking and opening links sent to you via email or text without a care in the world, then you’re going to have a bad time. Phishing scams work by convincing the target that a link is going to send them one place when it’s instead sending them elsewhere. Often these pages look like the real thing i.e., your bank’s page or your social media account but they aren’t real at all. The hackers don’t have to do much to steal your info, you type it in for them thinking the website you’ve landed on is okay to use.
- Free WiFi Is Never A Good Thing
Well, in most cases it can’t be. Hackers are known to set up open WiFi networks to trap people who are looking for a free ride. While you’re hooked to such a connection all the browsing you do and information you access becomes available for the hacker. In the same vein, to augment security on your phone ensure that it isn’t set to connecting to Wi-Fi networks automatically. The problem here is that your phone is configured to connect to the strongest connection, it cannot judge which connection could turn out to be a potential problem.
- Wipe It Out
iPhones come with the handy “erase data” feature. In the event that your phone is lost or stolen, the likelihood of someone being able to misuse the information found on it goes down significantly if you have this option enabled. If whoever had your phone enters the PIN number wrong more than 10 times the phone literally obliterates all data that it contains thereby making sure no sensitive information is leaked. Similarly, the TouchID gives the user three chances to produce the right fingerprint after which it wipes the phone clean. Having a data storage app like the one mentioned in the first point will seem like it’s been sent from heaven in such a situation.
- Avoid The Jailbreak
Jailbreaking an iPhone seems like a great idea; you get to access so much more than you previously could, right? The problem is that jailbreaking an iPhone doesn’t just void the warranty, it also makes your device more susceptible for attacks. Spy apps that exist on your phone but can’t be seen by you can only be installed onto your device if your phone is jailbroken. A lot of malicious third party apps can only be installed onto your phone when it’s jailbroken. It’s just a big no-no.
- Privacy Is Key
Your apps can access a whole lot of data on your phone. If the app database is compromised the data stored on your phone can be compromised as well. There have been cases where one app ended up compromising data that another was storing. Get into the settings app and then open the privacy tab. Check out what privileges you’ve given to the different apps on your phone and then revoke or allow access as you see fit.