iPhone is usually considered to be a more secure and safe device when compared to those based on Android. However, there’s a low-tech trick that can help thieves access target user’s phones and their digital lives. According to the Wall Street Journal, thieves watch iPhone owners tap their passcodes and then steal their targets’ phones and their digital lives. This allows the thief to not only disable the Find My iPhone feature but also be able to resell the iPhone. With the new password, the thief can access anything stored in iCloud. Apple recently introduced the ability to use hardware security keys, little USB dongles, to protect the Apple ID. Google’s Android mobile operating system is also vulnerable to the same vulnerability, but the higher resale value of iPhones makes them a far more common target. Apple said that they take all attacks on their users very seriously and will continue to advance the protections to help keep user accounts secure.
Today: December 10, 2023