Happy Friday my friend!
Not sure if you've been to our website, cypac.com lately but we have a life chat feature on there. We get panicked chats pretty often from visitors who have had their phones lost or stolen. Thankfully this latest iOS update can help.
Besides fixing an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability, the latest update for iOS 17 offers some new features to help you protect your accounts and sensitive information in case your iPhone gets stolen.
Fleeing crooks who may have stolen your iPhone after “shoulder surfing” your passcode (or having forced you to share it) will still be able to access your phone, but won’t be able to: ▪ Use passwords or passkeys saved in Keychain or payment methods saved in Safari
▪ Turn off Lost Mode or erase all content and settings
▪ Use your iPhone to set up a new device
▪ Apply for a new Apple Card, view an Apple Card virtual card number, or take certain Apple Cash and Savings actions in Wallet
These actions require iPhones users to successfully pass Face ID or Touch ID authentication. As an added bonus, Stolen Device Protection will also enforce a security delay of one hour for making changes to critical security settings or the user’s Apple ID. This means that if your phone is stolen, you have 1 extra hour to stop the crook.
Here's how to enable Stolen Device Protection on your iPhone:
1) Make sure you've updated to iOS 17.3 2) Two-factor authentication is enabled for your Apple ID 3) A passcode, Face ID or Touch ID, the Find My service, and Significant Locations are all enabled on your iPhone
To enable the service, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Enter your device passcode > Tap to turn Stolen Device Protection on.
Of course, the feature must be turned on before your device is lost or stolen and should be turned off before you sell, give away, or trade in your iPhone.
So do it today!
Stay safe out there.
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