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Ingo Lindmeier

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Let’s Not Be Victims By image by Freepik Shoulder surfing and your iPhone According to a recent article in 9to5Mac, criminals are spying on people in public to learn their iPhone passcodes—and then stealing their iPhones. The potential impact of this crime is huge, since not only do criminals have your iPhone, they also have access to all of your accounts and data. The folks at 9to5Mac have some suggestions on how to prevent this: • Use biometric authentication (i.e., Face ID or Touch ID) when in public. • Shield your screen from view if you must use your passcode in public. • Replace your 4-digit or 6-digit passcode with a unique alphanumeric passcode. • Remove sensitive account passwords from Keychain—or store them in a third-party password manager that can’t be unlocked with your iPhone passcode.

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