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iPhone security issues have been raised in the past with the
most significant been that that which was brought to light by
a German security firm around July 2011 in which it was
claimed that a security hole existed in the iOS operating
system that made it possible to steal confidential data through an infected PDF file being
spread via email.
Every iPhone user is very much prone to being breaked and the
likelihood of this happening increases when we jailbreak the iPhone. Even those using the
iPhone as a home security gadget ought to take serious
Identity Theft has now gone mobile thus storing personal
and financial data on the iPhone
though popular for its
convenience, is not greatly
Here are eight ways to help
secure your iPhone.

1. iPhone Password Lock
Locking your iPhone with a
password is perhaps one of the
simplest and straightforward
ways to protect your iPhone.
Simply tap on the "Settings"
icon on your iPhone’s home
screen. Then under "Settings"
click on the "General" button.
Finally, tap on the "passcode
lock" button to view your
passcode settings. You can set
the time you want to elapse
before the phone locks in the
"Auto-Lock" menu. You can also
preset the amount of times the
passcode can be reentered
before all data on the iPhone is
completely erased. This prevents thieves from accessing your phone’s data.

2. Security Using Location

Among the many smart phones
available, the iPhone remains
among the best in location
services capabilities. This is mainly because of the GPS built
into the iPhone. While this is an
excellent feature for turn-by-turn driving and walking
directions, this also allows
unwanted people to track you
and your phone. Fortunately,
you can turn off the GPS to increase the security of your
phone. Tap on the "Settings"
icon on the iPhone’s home screen. Click on the "General"
icon, followed by the "Location"
button inside the menu. Tap on
the check mark next to the
"Location" icon to disable the
GPS services.

3. Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is another common way
that your iPhone’s sensitive
data can be compromised. If
you leave your iPhone’s Wi-Fi
connection constantly on, you
can accidentally connect to an
insecure network, which can
result in someone breaking your
phone. Disable Wi-Fi on your
phone by simply tapping on the
"Settings" menu. Click on WI-Fi
and locate the "Ask to Join
Networks" button. Set that
button to "On" to disable Wi-Fi.

4. SSL Connection
SSL is touted as one of the best
online encryptions. Your phone
could be at exceptional risk if
you are not using SSL
connections while surfing
Safari on your iPhone. Double
checks to make sure you are
using SSL encryptions while
surfing Safari. You can view
your encryption status by
looking at the bottom of the
screen on any web page while
using the Safari application.

5. SSL Email Settings
Email is one of the top ways
breakers can get into your
phone. Every time you use your
email, make sure the SSL
encryption is enabled. Go to
"Settings," click on the "Mail"
button. Then tap on the
"Contacts" button, followed by
"Calendar." Select your account,
and then click on the
"Advanced" option. Then click
on the "Use SSL" option to
enable an SSL connection on
your email account.

6. Safari Security
Safari is the web browsing app
built into the iPhone’s iOS
operating system. If the
browser isn’t secured, your
phone could be at risk of
identity theft. Go to "Settings,’
click on "Safari" and turn off
JavaScript in the browser.

NOTE: Switching off
JavaScript could make some
web pages not to display
correctly so I advice you
leave it on if you browse a
lot with Safari Mobile.

7. Backing up Your Phone
The best way to secure phone
is to simply backup all your
data. This can be done easily
each time you connect to
iTunes. This is especially helpful
if you have access to SIM only deals for your iPhone’s data
plan. SIM Only cards also help
you save money and saving money with the SIM Only cards
is actually the biggest appeal for SIM Only users.

8. Secure App Store
Your phone could also be compromised if you buy a lot of apps from the iPhone App Store. Click on the "App Store" icon, and double-check the
security parameters associated
with your app store account.
These are just a few measures to protect your precious iPhone
as well as iPad and iPod. Feel free to share with us other methods that we might have
skipped. Cheers.

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