The thieves must be stopped

The thieves must be stopped

iPhone is a favorite target of thieves. In recent years, Apple has taken a number of measures to make it more difficult to access a stolen mobile phone, but it has not been enough.

according to Extra magazine Poetry The Wall Street Journal In several articles I described how the thieves did the following:

  • I saw a victim enter the code on her iPhone,
  • Then steal the iPhone
  • Finally, use the code to lock the owner from their iCloud account.
  • Thus accessing personal data and then spending thousands of dollars using the stored payment information

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“Protecting stolen devices”

However, in the next iOS update, version 17.3, Apple plans to put an end to this practice with a new feature called “Stolen Device Protection,” the report said. the edge.

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If enabled, your iPhone will require biometric identification (via FaceID or TouchID) to perform a number of actions, such as viewing passwords saved in iCloud Keychain, using payment information saved in Safari, factory resetting devices, or turning off Lost Mode. .

For higher-risk actions, like changing your Apple ID password, changing your iPhone passcode, or turning off Where Am I, an additional barrier is added. This is activated if the device is not located where you travel frequently, such as home or work, and makes you have to wait an hour and repeat the biometric authentication again.

That's why you need to update your iPhone

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“Advanced protection layer”

Data encryption on the iPhone has long been an industry leader, and a thief cannot access data on a stolen iPhone without knowing the user’s password, Apple spokesman Scott Radcliffe says in a statement to The Verge.

In the rare case that a thief catches a user entering the password and then steals the device, Stolen Device Protection adds a sophisticated new layer of protection, he says.

American Macworld However, he points out that this won’t prevent a thief from unlocking your iPhone, and they can still access apps that aren’t password protected. A thief can also open your email and get your password from there.

When iOS 17.3 will be released is unknown. Apple released the first beta version of the software last week.

To enable the feature, you should be able to go to Settings and then tap on FaceID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode) and scroll down to find Stolen Device Protection.

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