The iPhone is one of the most expensive mobile phones available, and the personal data it contains is extremely valuable to thieves. A recent Wall Street Journal report reveals that hackers are watching users enter their passwords on the device, and learning to determine the code. This information can be used to reset the password on Apple ID and gain access to all the data of a user in iCloud. Apple is working on updates to thwart these strategies. Meanwhile, there are several things that everyone can do to safeguard their iPhone from app thieves.

Create a secure password. No matter if you use Touch ID, Face ID or the 4-digit numeric code ensure that it is impossible to guess. This is the first step to making sure that thieves are not able to access your iPhone and your personal data.

Then, look through all the apps that have access to your location services, camera, microphone and other features on your iPhone. If you observe any suspicious activity (for example, an app asking for access to your camera or contacts list) take these permissions off immediately. Make sure you enable two factor authentication in the Settings app as well as in any apps that support it. This will prevent a thief infiltrating your iCloud and downloading your personal information from the cloud.

A trusted security software can provide complete protection for your iPhone. Mobile Security by Trend Micro for instance, analyzes Internet activity to identify malicious websites, adware and safeguards your iPhone against identity theft on social media platforms like Instagram. The app also protects your privacy, and has ad blocking capabilities for the most reliable protection. F-Secure SAFE is an excellent choice for a secure iOS environment. The app offers a full range of security features, including a private vault that can store up to 40 photos of private content and an alert for password breaches that will notify you whether your email password has been leaked.

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