Your iOS devices are beautiful, but not uncrackable. Protect them with these tips.
In the beginning, Apple products stood high, wide, and handsome in the face of cyberattacks. Average hackers found it nearly impossible to crack the company’s proprietary software, and an Apple product’s attack surface was almost nonexistent. But over the years, those attack surfaces got bigger, and hackers and their tools became more sophisticated. The hackers’ holy grail has always been the iPhone because most users live their lives on that useful little device, and most keep their sensitive data stored within its Apple-branded hardware.
These days, everything is hackable, and the onus is on each one of us to take the appropriate measures to protect ourselves. Gone are the days when default settings were good enough. (Actually, researchers would argue that the default settings were never good enough.)
But here’s the good news – it’s not difficult to secure our devices. Vigilance and a few security precautions can shut down most of the attacks threatening our mobile lifestyle. Follow these tips to stay safe.
We love our iPhones and iPads, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t continue to enjoy them for the wonderful and amazing devices they are. We just need to make sure we’re protecting them the right way. Take the time to get familiar with all your device’s settings and security measures, and configure them to make you as safe as possible. Follow the tips above, and you’ll always be a few steps ahead of any mobile threats.
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