Considering the rapid  proliferation of smartpones and tablets and the vast wealth of personal and financial data many of us store on them, it is increasingly important that we find ways of securing our mobile devices. With that in mind, we decided there was no better way to kick-off a series of security tutorials than with a short step by step video explaining simple ways of securing your iOS device.

It may be true that half of all lost smartphones go unreturned and that the state of mobile security likely is going to get worse before it gets better, but at least you can have some peace of mind knowing that you have taken the proper steps to lock down your iPhone.

If you have any iOS security tips of your own, we would love to hear about them in the comments.

Categories: Mobile Security, Videos

Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous

    There is no way to lock down iOS. First off Apple is your enemy as they
    are working with governments to provide just enough security to create the illusion your device

    and it’s secrets are secure, but still allow access by governments.

    Since this hole is there and there are machines from Cellebrite that can

    grab the password and download everything off any smart phone,

    even deleted data, in minutes, then also can the hacker elite.

    Your all already pwned right from the factory.

  2. Anonymous

    Since the Seventies, I have assumed everything I say on the phone is potentially accesssed by any number of entities any number of ways – and that includes passing cars that could make calls from my portable phone back then.

    In old monarchies, nobility had spies among the people to inform them of the level of outrage, so they could stay just under revolt conditions.  That is what all this government spying is about too.  That being the case, it is in your best interest to be an annoyed as possible in your expressions.


  3. Sam

    Probably worth mentioning that all of the “Find My iPhone” features are also available through any web browser (not just from Mac or iOS devices). Instructions here:

    Great feature for those with multiple iOS devices registered to the same iTunes account (e.g. families).

  4. Oleg

    This security is only good against your curious girlfriend or a child at best. It will not thwart any hackers or government from stealing the data from your device or tracking you. Any lockcode can be broken in 60 seconds by tethering the device over USB.If you have icloud enabled, the government does not even need your device, since all GPS and call log data, emails and documents is on the cloud and available to them.

    Look up a tool called XRY from a swiss forensics firm that can break into any mobile device and its contents in minutes.. Forbes just had an article on this a few months ago..


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