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How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is the most expensive mobile phone available and is a repository of personal information that are valuable to criminals. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are monitoring users as they enter their passwords on the device, and are able to guess the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and access all of the user’s information within iCloud. Apple is working on changing its software to combat these methods. There are several ways you can protect your iPhone from snatchers of apps.

Set a strong password. No matter if you use Touch ID, Face ID or the four-digit numeric code create a passcode that is impossible to guess. This is the first step to stopping a burglar from accessing your iPhone and personal data.

Check all the apps that allow you to access your location services, camera and microphone on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious behavior (for instance, an app that asks for access to your contacts list or camera), remove these permissions immediately. Make sure you enable two factor authentication in the Settings app and any apps that allow it. This will stop a burglar from accessing your iCloud and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A reputable security program can offer a variety of protections that go from beginning to end for your iPhone. Trend Micro’s free app Mobile Security, for example it analyzes Internet behavior to identify harmful websites and adware, as well in protecting your iPhone from identity theft through social media websites like Instagram. The app offers the most effective protection by protecting your privacy and preventing ads. F-Secure’s SAFE is another top option for a secure iOS experience. The app comes with a complete set of security features which include a private vault that allows you to store up to 40 private photos as well as an alert for password breaches which will inform you that your email password has been leaked.

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