How to Protect iPhone Against App Thieves

The iPhone is one of the most expensive mobile phones available, and the personal data it contains is extremely valuable to criminals. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are monitoring users as they input their passcodes into the device, and are able to determine the code. This information can be used to reset a password on an Apple ID or to access all the information stored in iCloud. Apple is currently developing updates to combat these methods. There are many ways you can shield your iPhone from hackers who steal apps.

Begin by setting up a strong passcode. It doesn’t matter if you are using Touch ID, Face ID or the 4-digit numeric code, make it as difficult as it is to guess. This is the first step in keeping thieves from gaining access to your iPhone and personal information.

Check all the applications that can access your location services including camera and microphone on your iPhone. If you spot any suspicious behavior (for instance an app asking for your camera or contacts list) remove the permissions immediately. Turn on two-factor authentication in the Settings application and all apps that support it. This will prevent a thief from hacking into your iCloud account and downloading your personal data from the cloud.

A reputable security app can offer a variety of security features that cover the entire iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyzes Internet activity to identify malicious websites, adware, and protects your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app also protects your privacy and offers an ad blocker feature for the most secure protection. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent choice for a secure iOS environment. The app provides a comprehensive security suite, which includes vaults for up 40 photos and an alert for leaks in passwords that will notify you in the event that your email password gets leaked.