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Set up Limited Ad Tracking on iOS

Overall, iOS has many built-in security and privacy protections turned on by default. There are additional features that can help shield your data from falling into the wrong hands. Under Settings –> Privacy –> Apple Advertising, you can toggle “Limit Ad Tracking” to control how much information is shared between apps.

Disable automatic Bluetooth connectivity on your iPhone

Similar to automatic Wi-Fi connectivity, your iPhone searches for nearby available Bluetooth connections. Assailants can use a Bluetooth connection as a potential entry point to hack into your device and steal your personal information. To turn off automatic Bluetooth activity on iOS: Go to “Settings.” Go to “Bluetooth.” Turn Bluetooth off. A safer way to […]

Configure two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

To prevent unauthorized access to your Apple ID, set up two-factor authentication. Whenever a sign-in is attempted, both a correct password and a one-time code — sent to an iOS or macOS device registered with your Apple ID — are required for entry.

Know the security differences between iMessage and SMS

Famously, on iOS devices iMessage messages are blue while SMS texts are green. But the actual differences are more extensive. In addition to allowing for longer message lengths and richer content sharing, iMessages are also encrypted, whereas SMS texts are not. Don’t send sensitive info over SMS.

Upgrade if you’re still using and iPhone 6 or earlier

With the launch of iOS 13 in September 2019, the once-popular iPhone 6/6 Plus is no longer able to be updated to the latest version of the OS. Accordingly, it’s a good idea to move on to a more current device. Sticking with an older model could put you at risk of malware infections or […]

Use Google prompts to confirm logins on a mobile device

Two-factor authentication (2FA) makes your accounts more secure. For a Google Account, confirming each new login via a prompt is one of the safest and most convenient 2FA options. Once you enable the option from your account page, you can confirm or deny login requests from your mobile device. On Android, these prompts come from […]