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Five Steps to Full iPhone Security

The modern smartphone is a mine of data. The gadget contains detailed info about the location, actions, and other activities of the owner. The customer’s password is also stored in the iPhone, authorizing access to various services and resources. If an attacker gains access to this data, the customer will be in danger. Unfortunately, a few people are ready to take responsibility for keeping their data safe, relying on chance, or even believing that “there is nothing to hide”. Today, we have prepared the five steps to full iPhone security through which iPhone users may secure their personal data from attackers.

five steps to Full iPhone Security

Making iPhone Invulnerable From Hacks | Top 5 Steps To Full iPhone Security

1) Safety of the Installed Software 

Are you confident about the safety of the apps you use? Please remember: any software without an exception may pose a security risk. Most popular instant messaging software is safe but still vulnerable to exploits or malware that can be quietly installed on your iPhone. Additionally, some messengers store their data in the manufacturer’s cloud services or back up chats to Apple iCloud (which is true for other types of software). That’s why if you transfer your correspondence from Mac Mail to Outlook due to security concerns, you should do the same for your iPhone.

2) Keep Your Software Updated

You’ve probably heard the advice “keep your software up to date” many times. Unfortunately, this tip is so often repeated that many have begun to ignore it. Apple releases iOS updates regularly, their availability is instant, and all iPhone models are covered, including those released a few years ago. It is very important to understand that the phrase “fixed vulnerability” applies only to the last version of iOS that is relevant here and now. Using any previous version is risky.

3) Complex Passwords

Do you create backups? Even if not, please install a long and complex backup password. Do this whether you plan to create local backups or not: if you don’t back up your iPhone, an attacker will do it instead of you. The password should be complex: use a minimum of 8 characters (both lowercase and uppercase), numbers, and special symbols. Your password should be unique (don’t save it in your browser!) and must not contain dictionary words.

  • Example of poor password: myiphone, myphone, your name, only numbers
  • Example of complex password: Combination of upper and lower case letters + numbers + symbols ([email protected]).

4) Lock Code and Biometric Sensors

By default, iOS suggests using a 6-digit screen lock code. This is convenient but insecure: there are solutions to crack the lock code, supposedly available only to law enforcement services. Maximum security is achieved using an 8-digit lock code or an alphanumeric password. Using Touch ID and Face ID is convenient, but their security is lower than that of the lock code. 

5) Do Not Install Jailbreak 

Jailbroken devices are less secure than non-jailbroken ones. Among other things, a jailbreak is usually available for older versions of iOS (Apple quickly fixes vulnerabilities that make it possible to install it), which carries additional risks.

Even though the Apple ecosystem may seem secure, it still has its flaws, most of which are concessions to usability. Remember, that only you are responsible for the security of your data.