iPhone Secure?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Oldmanmac, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    I hope this is the right place to ask this....

    Are iPhones secure enough to give your last 4 of SSN when asked? Most financial transactions require that before service will be rendered..

    So, is it?
    :confused::confused:
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What are you asking or trying to do?
    Are you asking about when first activating your iphone and asks about the last 4 of your social and billing zip?
    And if its ok to enter it?
     

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  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    He/she is asking if it's safe to enter sensitive information on apps/websites using an iPhone, such as when banks or other institutions ask for information, like the last four of your SSN.

    I believe it is, but have no real knowledge on the subject so hopefully someone that does can respond. :)
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its no different than shopping online or banking from your own computer.
    Offcourse I bought many things using my phone, logged into my bank accounts, paid with credit cards and hundreds of other things using sensitive info like account numbers, social, DOB and such.
    He/She will be fine.
     
  5. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Almost. That also really includes voice. Say when you maybe talk to your financial institution and they ask for your last 4 for verification.

    I'm *guessing* that on a surface level it probably is. However, crooks have also gotten more sophisticated with technology with time and greater rewards.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Paranoid much?
    You dont even feel safe talking on the phone either?
     
  7. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A corded phone is not subject to open air interception.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They can tap your corded phone just as easy as a cellphone.
    Welcome to 2012.
    Where privacy is an illusion. If they want to spy on your they will.
     

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