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Types Of Security For Your iPhone: A Guide

September 18, 2019 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

internet security 300x171 Types Of Security For Your iPhone: A Guide

Whether you’ve invested in a new iPhone for business or personal use, keeping it running efficiently comes down to how secure you keep it. Malware affects smartphones just as it does personal computers, and so it’s paramount that we keep our smartphones safe some cybercrime. This is particularly pertinent if you use your personal phone as your business phone. Bring your own device schemes (BYOD) do sometimes leave, companies open to the threat of potential cybercrime. Here is a short guide on how to keep your iPhone (and by corollary your business) safe from hackers and malware.

Update iOS as soon as it asks you to

It’s true that system updates can be quite annoying, particularly if you are right in the middle of a specific task. Having to patiently wait for your phone to install all the software updates can take time out of your working day. However, it is important that you don’t delay too long in keeping them updated. Hackers and software designers have a constant cat and mouse race of looking for holes in software and then patching them up. The updates your operating system asks you to install often includes some of these software corrections, to cybercriminals can’t hack your device.

The physical hardware

Keeping your phone physically protected is also important for the data you have on there. Smashing your phone by accident could leave you without important information for quite some time until it is fixed. Keeping your phone securely hidden away from public spaces and keeping it in a protective case will help you to keep it in top condition and free from theft. Investing in a sturdy phone protector and case, from companies such as Bodyguardz, will help you to ensure it remains intact for everyday use.

Erase data feature

If you use your phone for business purposes, then this feature may be of particular use to you. This setting on your iPhone applies a strict data removal process if your phone is accessed too many times with the wrong passcode. In fact, it will wipe your phone’s memory after 10 incorrect password attempts. This may seem extreme, but if you use your phone for sensitive work information, this feature could prove invaluable.

Two-factor verification

Known as ‘two-factor authentication’ on your phone, this method of security prevents anyone who has your password from logging in on an alternative device. Without your phone number, they simply cannot access your accounts of information. You will know when someone has tried to access your account as you will get a location and device notification on your phone, requesting a passcode.

Don’t just stick to the 4-digit passcode

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of someone openly guessing your 4-digit passcode in front of you, then you might already be aware that these are sometimes easy to predict. Often, our birthdays are the main source of inspiration for this particular code. Instead, changing your settings to accommodate a much more complex variety will help to keep your phone secure.

Keeping your phone safe and secure is incredibly important, both for your personal and business information. It’s best to keep it physically safe as well as digitally. Altering your security settings to accommodate much stricter measures may be the best approach to take.

 

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