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iPhone tips and tricks: Can an iPhone 13 be hacked? Yes, and THIS is how you can protect it

iPhone tips and tricks: Many people believe that the iPhone 13 is hack-proof. While the latest Apple device comes with a plethora of security features, it can still be hacked. Know the risks and learn how to protect your device.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:07 IST
iPhone tips and tricks: Can an iPhone 13 be hacked? Yes, and there are many ways to hack it. Check these tips to protect your iPhone. (MINT_PRINT)
iPhone tips and tricks: Can an iPhone 13 be hacked? Yes, and there are many ways to hack it. Check these tips to protect your iPhone. (MINT_PRINT)

iPhone tips and tricks: The Apple iPhone 13 is equipped with the latest technological marvels and apart from all its cool features and high performance, the smartphone also boasts of a strong security framework that can keep all your data protected. But if you thought that an iPhone cannot be hacked simply because of its security features, then you are badly mistaken. There are multiple ways of hacking a device, and for most parts, it comes from the weakness of its users, rather than the phone. Today, a hacker does not always try to make an invincible virus or malware to hack your device. Instead, hackers try to lure you into installing the virus yourself so they can do the easy part and steal your data and money. So, yes, even the mighty iPhone 13 can be hacked. Know the various ways it can be compromised and importantly, how to protect your device from hackers.

How can your iPhone 13 be hacked

There are multiple ways to hack an iPhone and almost all of them use the human as the weak link or entry-point. What it means is that when a hacker attempts to break into your device, he does not attempt to break through the operating system which can be genuinely challenging, but he attempts to trap you instead. Some of the most popular ways to do so are given below.

1. Hacking through WiFi: Sketchy public WiFi networks are the easiest way for a hacker to break into your device. These are everywhere from airports, cafes, restaurants and hotels. You come across these open networks which ask you a lot of basic questions trying to get your information. Once you connect to them, they can track your device and all the information in it.

2. Hacking through URLs: Also known as Phishing, in this method of hacking an iPhone 13, the hacker sends a link with big promises. They can be winning a lottery, getting a free car or getting ridiculous discounts. And all these messages ask you to click on a link to register first. Once you do, they steal your information and use the same information to break into your account.

3. Hacking through apps: While the App Store is pretty secure for more malicious apps, some apps which are not trying to actively steal your money and disguise themselves as a functional application, can sometimes slip under the radar. These apps ask for a lot of unnecessary permissions and steal your data.

Apart from these, there are also the age-old classics like scenarios where hackers pretend to be from a recognized institution or a bank and ask for your bank account information in order to steal your data and later break into your account. But there are ways to protect your precious iPhone 13 from these malicious threats. Check them out below.

How to protect your iPhone 13 from getting hacked

Step 1:

Always update to the latest iOS security patch. Apple constantly releases security updates to keep your smartphone safe from the latest viruses and malwares and it is important to install them as soon as possible.

Step 2:

Set up a two-factor authentication to protect your Apple and iCloud accounts from unauthorized users. If you can use biometric authentication, it is even more secure.

Step 3:

Make sure to have a strong alphanumeric password which is not your name, your zodiac sign, your phone number, date of birth or a common string of numbers. For better security, use both small and capital letters, numbers as well as special characters. 

Step 4:

Whether it is a WiFi network, an app or a link that promises you a million dollars, never provide personal information online unless it is a trusted person that you recognize. 

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First Published Date: 10 May, 13:21 IST