Hacking and malevolent activities have increased since online trafficking found a place on mobile phones.
The Apple iPhone has made life easier for the user. Accessibility and connectivity are made convenient for the user. However, overtaking someone else’s data has also been made convenient. If data accessibility is easier for you, it can be accessible for someone else as well.
Despite iOS providing its users with a plethora of features for online security, crimes such as cyber theft and hacking are still prevalent. Plenty of loopholes in the system make the crime possible. Apple had to shut down its development center for a few days due to similar wicked activity. Apple reported that users had nothing to worry about, but it is better to be vigilant before than repent later. All Apple consumers have to access the company’s website to download different apps. Therefore, the user is required to have an account. The incident indicates that consumers also require protection for their passcode and passwords on the web.
Hazards of Staying Connected
Speculation has it that hacking can be done in your iPhone when it is connected to the charger. As the data is being transferred through cable onto the device, the probability of data hacking at this point increases even more.
As people stay online most of the time on their phones, they tend to remain logged into their accounts mostly. The probability of people logged into their bank accounts and social networking sites becomes much higher. These accounts become prospective sources for hackers. It is highly recommended that the user should change their passwords on a regular basis. The process would ensure that your password would be difficult to guess by the hacker despite they brush screen over the phone or track keys.
Choosing Passcode or Password
Choosing a passcode or password is yet another issue. The user should refrain from using important dates such as anniversaries and birthdays for passwords. It is an open invitation to hackers as most people around you are bound to know about it. When selecting a password, upper and lower case keys with digits are highly recommended. Also, refrain from using favorite sentences or common nouns for passwords, which you prefer mostly as people around you would know it. You have to take extra precautions and not become predictable while choosing a password or passcode. Use random numbers, which only you can remember with ease.
Accounts Logged in over Locked Screen
Do not remain logged into social networking and email accounts over locked screen. In case, your phone gets into the wrong hands, your account information would be accessed for misuse. They might also change your passwords, which would leave you helpless and clueless.
Data Backup on iCloud
By keeping your data backup on iCloud, you would have access to retrieve your account and contact information with ease.
Find My Phone Feature
By switching on the ‘Find my Phone’ feature, you could locate your phone even when it is turned off. The GPS system would help you locate your phone via the company website. The data can be saved from hacking by changing the passwords on losing the phone.
Related ItemsApple iPhone