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Enable Security Features to Protect and “Find My Phone”

Misplacing or having your devices stolen can put a damper on vacation plans. It can easily happen to anyone. Set up the “find my phone” feature on your devices. This will allow you to find, remotely wipe data and/or disable the device if it gets into the wrong hands. Make sure all devices are password […]

Turn off your iPhone’s lock screen notifications

Even if you have a super advanced password, sensitive information can still be revealed via lock screen notifications. You could get an email from your doctor with a confirmed appointment time or a text from your friend giving away their address. If someone untrustworthy is near your iPhone when notifications like these pop up, that […]

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 […]

Be cautious when chatting with iMessage

Since Apple’s iMessage application uses the internet to send your texts, it’s vulnerable to “man-in-the-middle” attacks. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use the app, but when you need to have a private conversation with someone or send them sensitive information like your social security number, turn to a more secure messaging tool.

Turn off Bluetooth to avoid getting AirDrop spam

Cybercriminals often use Bluetooth channels as a way to invade peoples’ smartphones. For user convenience, iPhone and Android devices automatically leave Bluetooth on. So to avoid receiving unwanted AirDrop spam, remember to always switch Bluetooth (and Wi-Fi) off when you’re done using it.

Erase your iPhone when it gets stolen

By logging into your iCloud account, you can erase all of the data on your iPhone remotely. This will keep your private information, such as credit card numbers and login credentials, out of the hands of thieves. Although, it’s important to mention that after erasing your device, you won’t be able to use tracking apps […]