The iPhone is among the most expensive mobile phones available, and the personal data it holds is extremely valuable to criminals. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are monitoring users as they enter their passwords on the device, and learning to figure out the code. The information could also be used to reset a password on an Apple ID or gain access to all the data stored in iCloud. Apple is currently working on changing its software to combat these methods. In the meantime, there are many ways that anyone can take to protect their iPhone from app thieves.
Start by setting a strong passcode. No matter if you use Touch ID, Face ID or the numeric code with four numbers, make it as difficult as possible to guess. This is the first step to making sure that thieves are not able to access your iPhone as well as your personal information.
Then, you should review all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, and other features on your iPhone. If you notice any suspicious behavior (for instance an app asking for your camera or contacts list) take those permissions off immediately. Turn on two-factor authentication in the Settings application as well as any other apps which support it. This will prevent a thief from hacking into your iCloud account and downloading your personal information from the cloud.
A reputable security program can provide a broad range of end-to-end safeguards for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyzes Internet activity to detect malicious websites, adware, as well as protects your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms such as Instagram. The app provides the best security by protecting your privacy and blocking advertisements. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent option for securing your iOS environment. It comes with a full security suite, which includes vaults for up to 40 photos and a password leak alert that will notify you in the event that your email password gets leaked.