The start of 2018 wasn’t exactly a glowing one for Apple device users around the world as they were warned that every device was vulnerable to hacking. A bug was created that would allow all Apple devices to be hacked, which prompted the company to release a warning to users to ensure their software was up-to-date and that they didn’t download software from sources that weren’t trustworthy.
All this has led to many Apple devices users asking what they can to do ensure their device is not only kept safe and secure, but also works efficiently. The good news is that there is plenty you can do on your end to ensure safety is a top priority, and most of it is relatively easy.
Don’t Fall for Spam
One of the biggest tips for Apple device users is to make yourself aware of emails that are possibly spam, and not to click on them. One popular one that is going around is the iforgot.apple.com spam. When you open this email, you’ll find it asks you for private account and personal information that a hacker will then be able to use.
As the Lure of MAC website discusses, this kind of email is actually “phishing”. For those unfamiliar with the term phishing it is used to describe an email or telephone call placed by a person who is pretending to be from a legitimate company or institution. In reality they are just asking for private and sensitive information from you, such as credit card numbers, passwords, and banking information.
Use a Keylock Code on Your Device
No-one wants to think about losing their device but unfortunately accidents happen and you may leave it behind somewhere, or even worse have it stolen. This is why it’s important to always have a keylock code on the device so that a hacker can’t get into it and access your personal information. Today’s mobile devices are becoming more and more high-tech in terms of safeguarding. Today’s Apple devices offer touch ID and passcodes.
And while on the topic of passcodes, it’s also imperative you use strong PIN numbers and passcodes that won’t be easy for a hacker to crack.
Keep Your Device Up-to-Date
Making sure to perform all the necessary software updates is key to ensuring your device operates smoothly and efficiently. It also helps to protect your phone from potential viruses and hackers. Skipping software updates leaves you wide open to hackers.
Don’t Keep Private and Sensitive Information on Your Device
The final tip is to make sure you don’t keep private and sensitive information on your device. If you have any files, photos, or information that isn’t for others to see, then it’s best to remove it from your device.
Ensure Your Apple Device Stays Safe and Secure
These tips are meant to not only ensure that your Apple device stays safe and secure, they will also help to ensure that your device works as it should.