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Have an iPhone? Try the “Hide My Email” feature

The rollout of iOS 15 included a new security capability for iPhone users: The ability to hide your email address from sites and services you register with online. In essence, this feature creates a random email address to use in place of your actual address. In doing, you gain a little more control over the […]

Use the built-in iOS feature to share Wi-Fi passwords

When you have friends, family or other guests to your home, chances are some of them may want access to your Wi-Fi. Instead of typing in a long password that the other person might see, you can use the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 or higher that allows you to grant access to others […]

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.