The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]
Some phones come with a feature called “Do Not Disturb,” which sends all calls from people who are not saved to your contacts directly to voicemail. This can save you from answering the phone when a scammer calls and getting swindled out of personal information. Just remember to frequently empty your voicemail inbox so you […]
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 […]
Apple Pay is a third-party digital wallet. Your credit card number is stored in this application, and you can use it to pay for your purchases with tokenization instead of giving your credit card number to an online store. This will ensure that no one has your credit card information but you.
The iPhone has a default setting that allows the device to automatically connect with known networks. Hackers can take advantage of this by setting up a fake network with the same name as a trusted source. If your iPhone connects to one of these malicious networks, the host will have access to your data. Avoid […]
Did you know that Siri can respond to any request from any voice, even if your iPhone is locked? While this may offer slightly higher convenience, it’s also a cybersecurity risk. If you leave your phone unattended, someone could ask Siri for your private information. To avoid this, go to your settings and make sure […]
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