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Mobile Security: How to Secure, Privatize, and Recover Your Devices by Mari Heiser, Jaya Nampalli, Joseph Anderson, Darla Nykamp, Tim Speed

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Preventative measures – how to reduce the likelihood that your device will be hacked

While it may sometimes seem otherwise, you are not helpless in protecting your device against potential attacks. Hackers rely on a few specific points of access in their attempts to hack your device; user ID entry, data encryption, and applications. By taking some simple steps to strengthen these potential access points, you can reduce the likelihood that hackers will be successful in their attempts at hacking your smartphone. Let's review a few important points.

iPhone

For an iPhone device, please consider the following points:

  • Make sure you have a password enabled on your iPhone.
  • Enable the Erase Data function. The Erase Data functionality adds another layer of ...

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