Legend has it that Apple devices are immune to viruses and other security holes. Theoretically yes, it is true, devices with iOS are much safer than an Android or Windows, but they are not completely inaccessible to hackers and malware, as has been shown by a Israeli computer company which forced the iOS security lock. The Cupertino-based company is keen to let you know that user privacy is paramount and that their efforts are always aimed at improving the technical and safety features of the latest models. In the meantime, we users can take some steps to increase the protection of our data on the iPhone and not incur privacy leaks.
- Password and authentication management
As with any account, even for smartphones, including the iPhone, it is necessary to create a password or an access code. So enter the phone settings and accessing the Touch ID and Code item you can select an alphanumeric code and an eight-digit one, thus entering a double security check.
2. Disable siri and other options on the lock screen
On the same settings page you can find the indications to block Siri and other apps that have access to the lock screen and that can compromise our privacy. By selecting apps and services with locked screen access ourselves, we could improve our security.
3. Restrict advertising tracking
Unlike Android, with Apple devices - which control our data and preferences in the same way - it is possible to block the tracking of data for advertising purposes. A matter of seconds: enter the Settings and go down to Privacy to find the advertising option. Simply deactivate data collection to no longer be targeted by Apple.
4. Data initialization and backup
By now on our mobile devices we save everything and organize our life through it. It therefore becomes necessary to have a frequent back up of all our data in the cloud. In addition, iOS systems offer an additional security mode through data initialization. Also from the settings, it is possible to activate this mechanism which will delete all data at the time of the tenth access code error.
5. Use secure connections
One way to avoid being attacked by hackers and malware is to use only reliable connections and to visit secure sites. To protect your connection and therefore also your device in any situation, you can rely on a virtual private network. What is a VPN? It is a service that creates a virtual tunnel in which your device will activate the connection to reach the destination server, keeping away prying eyes and other dangers.