Tuesday, February 7, 2012

How to Secure iPhones, iPads

Worried about the security of your iOS device? Take the advice of security researcher Tom Eston. He has written an article called "Top 5 Security Settings for Apple iPhones and iPads." Below is an abbreviated list of his recommendations:

  1. Set a passcode, set "Require Passcode Immediately," and set "Simple Passcode" to OFF
  2. Turn on "Erase Data" in the Passcode Lock screen
  3. Download and set up "Find My iPhone/iPad" application
  4. Turn on "Encrypt Backup"
  5. Keep iOS updated