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Use messaging services that offer end-to-end encryption

End-to-end encryption helps you protect your messages and conversations from being monitored and reviewed by unauthorized parties. Apple’s iMessage chat provides end-to-end encryption between iMessage users, and there are a variety of third-party messaging apps that can exchange encrypted over-the-top (OTT) messages between users on the same app. Popular options include WhatsApp and Signal, and […]

Use Apple Watch to find your iPhone

Don’t let thieves or your own forgetfulness put your cybersecurity at risk. If your iPhone gets stolen or lost, you can use your Apple Watch to recover it with the Find my iPhone app. This is an extremely helpful tool that will help protect your personal information, not to mention save you the cost of […]

Set a login code or biometric for your laptop

When you start up your laptop, do you have to enter a password to reach the home screen?  It’s good to implement these types of protections, but biometric options (fingerprint or facial scan, usually) are even better. They can’t be stolen or guessed like a password can, making them more secure. Windows Hello and Apple […]

Make sure USB Accessories are disabled on iOS

Apple iOS can restrict the access of certain hardware and software to a device while it’s locked. It’s important to prevent USB devices in particular from being able to connect to a locked iPhone or iPad. Open Settings -> FaceID & Passcode (or TouchID & Passcode) and scroll down to make sure USB devices aren’t […]

Use two-step authentication for your Apple ID

If you have an Apple ID, it might be worth it to set up two-factor authentication to prevent any unauthorized access. This is pretty easy to do from any Apple device. Afterward, new logins to your Apple ID will require your approval as well as confirmation of a PIN.

Send a password via AirDrop

Apple iOS and macOS each contain a built-in password manager, complete with a password generator. The passwords it creates are complicated, which is good for your account security. If you ever need to share one of them, you can do so via the Settings app, which provides an AirDrop option for securely sending a login […]