Best free security apps and tweaks to keep hackers out

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Bjraxx, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Bjraxx macrumors newbie

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    I was curious cause I can never find **** in the App Store. What are the best free apps or even paid apps or ways to tweak you unjailbroken iOS from hackers. I know that someone has compromised my wifi and have gotten emails that another device has been using my FaceTime so I'm like wtf is someone literally watching me I've felt like someone has been trying to hack in my phone for a long time so can somebody please help with my issue. What are things you can tweak, change and apps to download to fully secure your phone
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Short of some unknown exploits, unjailbroken iOS is already secure and doesn't require any additional apps. This doesn't factor in someone getting access to your iCloud account or perhaps having physical access to your unlocked iOS device.
     
  3. Zirel Suspended

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    You don't need Apps.

    Just be careful with site you visit, never put passwords on sites that show the "lock" on the address bar (or use different non-secure account/password combos for those sites).

    If you feel like you have been attacked, change your Apple password, and before being attacked, enable two factor authentication: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204152
     
  4. Bjraxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't exactly get what you said about the passwords but I just set up that two step verification. I still however don't agree that the IOS is unhackable or if it's even hard to hack into. Some computer science, IT nerd could probably figure something like that out..and there have to be some security apps out there or other tweaks like changing your root password or something that could make it more secure
     
  5. Zirel Suspended

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    I'm an IT "nerd" ;)

    iOS is really secure.
     
  6. WeatherMate macrumors member

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    Apple hasn’t yet enabled any fully functional antivirus apps for the iPhone. However, there are several essential steps that one should take to make one's device as secure as possible. For example, it’s crucial to set the device to auto-lock after a specified period of time, and to require a passcode to unlock it.
     
  7. Leonick macrumors newbie

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    Well, yes... That's how we get jailbreaks, someone find some exploit to use which leads to root level access to the OS but with a few exceptions all jailbreaks has required the device to be connected to a computer which should say a lot.

    Nope. Well, there are certainly a couple of apps that pretend to be for your security but no real security apps. They can't exist for the very same reasons iOS is so secure, every app is heavily sandboxed and isn't able to interact with the OS or other apps outside of certain APIs (such as share sheet extensions or the new content blockers).
     

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