Defending against iCloud takeover if your phone is stolen

24 Oct 2023 21:02 | iOS | iphone | security

Another security issue that's been rising in recent years is the advent of
organised criminals shoulder-surfing iPhone passcodes in order to then later
steal the phone and take over the iCloud account.

Unfortunate victims are then locked out of their account forever, losing
precious iCloud data such as photos of their kids.
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Defending against sim swap attacks

24 Oct 2023 20:46 | security

Although for most people it's pretty unlikely, the thought of getting
sim-swapped is pretty scary.

This is where an attacker manages to convince your mobile carrier to transfer
your number to a new sim card that they control. When this happens your original
sim card will lose service and they will obtain your number - and any SMS OTP
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