Security on a mobile device begins at the lock screen. Ryan Spence explains how to secure the lock screen on an iPhone or iPad. Understand why locking your device with a password is the most secure option. Understand the benefits and shortcomings of fingerprint sensors, to implement the strongest security. Learn about the security settings for Control Center.
- Even with a strong password,…I still might be at risk on my mobile device.…In order to offer convenience to users,…Apple has built in access to some data…and functionality on a device,…without requiring the password through the lock screen.…This is the lock screen.…By default, from a lock screen,…I can take a photo, see calendar appointments,…and notiifcations, among many other things.…Depending on my security goals,…this kind of functionality may be too risky…to have available without my passcode.…I can disable lock screen extensions and settings.…
I will select Touch ID and Passcode.…I will enter my passcode,…I'll then scroll down,…and under the heading Allow Access When Locked,…I can deselect each option.…The four options I disabled are Today,…Notifications View, Reply with Message, and Wallet.…Today allows me to see my calendar appointments for the day.…The Notifications View provides access to…the notifications coming to my phone.…Reply with Messages can be the hairiest of these options.…
With this option enabled,…
- Understanding mobile security risks
- Buying and disposing of mobile devices
- Setting up mobile passwords
- Implementing lock screen security
- Adjusting Android admin settings and iOS privacy options
- Setting up options to find your phone
- Securing cameras, microphones, and other hardware on your mobile device
Skill Level Beginner
1. Considering the Need for Security
2. Securing an Android Device
3. Securing an iOS Device
4. Securing Device Hardware
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