With the risks growing and the technology constantly advancing, everyone is seeking their data security in any way. Here we provide 10 tips to enhance your defense iPhone for an upcoming attack.
The first of the tips, is what starts all. Always our first step must be the password. A strong password, even if you are using it touch ID ή Face ID, provides you with the extra security you need. To do this: Go to Settings> Face Recognition & Password> enter your existing password, then tap Password Options to get a set of options. A 4-digit code is not recommended, as it is easily accessible. Sometimes it is clear which code is used by the fingerprints on the screen.
Another tip you can use to stop anyone trying to guess your password is to go to Settings> Face Identification & Password (or Identity & Password on iPhone with Touch ID), enter your existing password, and scroll down to Delete Data. After 10 password attempts, your data will disappear completely.
Another means of enhancing your iPhone's security is to check your password. The iOS 12 have an auto-complete password feature via iCloud Keychain. To set it up go to Settings> Passwords and Accounts> AutoFill Passwords.
Next from the list of tips could be, if you use free Wi-Fi, use one VPN. Virtual Private Network creates a secure connection, so you can browse freely.
You need to be sure you have the latest version of iOS, because it contains all of them updates. To set it up, select Settings> General> Software update and turn on Automatic updates.
Check which applications have access to your device when it is locked. Go to Settings> Face Identification & Password (or Identity & Password on iPhone with Touch ID) and enter your existing password to check what might work when your device is not in use.
Alerts that appear on the lock screen are a great risk. Because they are visible by anyone who is in the immediate distance and can very well transfer information to anyone looking for some. In this case, it's a good idea to change the settings so that alerts are displayed when the device is unlocked.
A rather basic tip is to turn it on two-factor authentication. This means that even if a hacker has an iCloud username and password, Apple will send a verification code to a device of your choice. To set this up go to Settings> and tap your name at the top of the screen, then go to Password & Security and then select Authentication Two-Factor.
It is also advisable to keep the locking time as short as possible. This saves battery life and "forces" your phone to need confirmation to unlock it again.
Finally, just as practical from tips is to have the device finder setting turned on, especially in case of theft. So you'll know where your device is, since Apple will notify you of its exact location even if you do not have a battery.