Passcode useful to prevent Hackers?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sshhoott, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. sshhoott macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    Does disabling the Passcode on iPhone give easier access to remote hackers? :confused: (I'm pretty sure an iPhone can't be hacked that easily but there are chances of me using malicious apps or visiting a website that can give it root level access to the iPhone and cause damage). Basically, I'm not sure that having the Passcode enabled actually provides protection from that kind of remote attack.

    Does having the Passcode enabled deny root level access to the remote attacker?

    Would greatly appreciate an answer. :)
  2. radioking macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2012
    As I understand it, if your iPhone is not jail broken the chances of getting a virus or being hacked is virtually nil.
  3. FotoDirk macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    I don't think that the passcode will prevent hackers.

    The passcode will prevent somebody else that has physical access to your phone to look at any of your stuff. Or to send a message, mail in your name...

    So put on the passcode and set also the automatic lock. To prevent others from misusing you device when you forgot it somewhere or are asleep.... It will also prevent children or other family members from spying in your personal stuff. of course as long as you don't tell them the code.

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