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Disable in-app purchases

In the permissions settings for most apps — where applicable — you have the option to turn off in-app purchases. This is highly recommended, as it means the app cannot access your banking details and it will protect you from accidental purchases that can’t always be undone should you inadvertently select an item that automatically […]

Audit app permissions

For apps that you haven’t used in a long time — or some of the ones that came preinstalled on your device — you may not have ever looked at what permissions have been allowed. It’s worth taking some to check through these to make sure you’re not giving away too much of your personal […]

Customize applications you have access to when your iPhone is locked

The release of iOS 15.4 introduced a suite of new features for iPhone users. One new ability – the ability to customize which apps you can access from the lock screen – could pose a risk to your cybersecurity. When trying this new addition, be careful which apps you enable. Messages and the Wallet app, […]

Delete your old, unused apps on all your devices

Have you ever downloaded an app, used it a few times, but never actually got around to deleting it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. However, it could be a major security risk. If you don’t keep up with your apps, you may not know which ones aren’t being updated anymore. Those dormant apps lose the […]

Never “jailbreak” or “root” your smartphone

You may have heard of jailbreaking. It’s the practice of removing a device’s restricted mode of operation, thus giving the user access to all of the operating system’s features. While this enables greater third-party access, it also strips away all of the safety and security measures put in place by the manufacturer. Jailbreaking turns your […]

Avoid third-party mobile app stores

Mobile phone and tablet software should be evaluated by approval teams to ensure their quality and security. These procedures are routine on official app stores but cannot be assured with third-party sources. Consequently, stay clear of unofficial storefronts or sideloaded apps from websites.