5 Steps to Better iPhone Safety

1.Keep Your iPhone updated It may sound obvious, but keeping your iPhone (or iPad) up-to-date is one of the most critical security-related things you can do. Security issues are often found in iOS, which means they are ripe for exploitation once they are public knowledge. For incremental updates, Apple periodically fixes these gaps. Turn on Automatic […]

1.Keep Your iPhone updated

It may sound obvious, but keeping your iPhone (or iPad) up-to-date is one of the most critical security-related things you can do. Security issues are often found in iOS, which means they are ripe for exploitation once they are public knowledge. For incremental updates, Apple periodically fixes these gaps. Turn on Automatic Updates under Settings > General > Software Update so that you don’t need to manually install these updates. 

2.Use a VPN

VPNs protect users‘ digital privacy, online security and rights.

Firstly, it can unblock websites and is ideal for streaming geo-restricted media content while protecting users from undue access Internet censorship, no matter you are at home or on holiday.

Furthermore, VPNs hide IP address and encrypts your online traffic, it enhances users‘ privacy. So that hackers or third-parties will not be able to track users‘ real IP and find out personal details.

It also ensures the safety of your network connections, avoid hacking and detection.

3.Enable „Find My“ Function

Head to Settings > [Your Name] > Find My and make sure the service is enabled. It will not only enable you to locate your computer on a map, it will also allow you to send an audible chime, lock the device, and remotely delete all your personal data.

4.Don’t always allow „app access“

On an iPhone or iPad, apps have to ask you before accessing your location, contacts, photos, files, camera, and many other resources. If you like, you can choose to deny access. Ask yourself if you really want it to have that data before you grant an app access. This will help increase the data security.

5.Don’t jailbreak your iPhone

Jailbreaking leaves a vulnerable state of your system.   You discard some of the most important aspects of iPhone security when you jailbreak, especially the App Store. Some applications are not going to work on jailbroken computers, including apps from financial institutions such as online payment processors.

How to Secure Your Disney+ Account?

According to news, thousands of Disney Plus accounts have been hacked and compromised — and offered for sale on cybercrime forums. Disney has now responded by saying that only a „small percentage“ of the 10 million-plus users of the service have been compromised by their usernames and passwords and that hackers have not hacked Disney Plus systems.

How to secure your network connection and protect your Disney+ accounts?

1.Clear your cookies

As websites can track your online activities by your cookies cache through IP address. When you delete your cookies, you clear your log in information, remove the snippets that can be used for identifying you.

2.A more randomized password

A complicated homemade password should be 10-12 characters minimum and include capital letters, lower-case letters, numbers and symbols. You may need to avoid common rephrase and sentences. And of course, don’t tell anyone, not even in your online chat history. Online chat history could be easily broken into when your phone lost or virus

3.Password Manager

 Dubbed as password manager, it is a tool for organizing your passwords and help you to create complicated and randomized ones. It stores and manages information about the different kinds of passwords you use to access your various accounts. You need to set an master password to get access all of them. It even can automatically fill information on your log in pages. It is a good solution when facing the dilemma to create a hard-to-crack password but easy-to-remember password. If you are buying password manager, that is to say, you are buying trust, so a trustworthy software implemented with high encryption technology should be taken into account. Read some reviews before taking the money out of your pocket.

4.Using a VPN

When it comes to online security, a VPN is the crucial technology of this field.

VPNs protect users‘ digital privacy, online security and rights.

Firstly, it can unblock websites and is ideal for streaming geo-restricted media content while protecting users from undue access Internet censorship, no matter you are at home or on holiday.

Furthermore, VPNs hide IP address and encrypts your online traffic, it enhances users‘ privacy. So that hackers or third-parties will not be able to track users‘ real IP and find out personal details.

It also ensures the safety of your network connections, avoid hacking and detection.

However, sometimes a VPN could probably slows down your internet speed.

VPN for beginners: RitaVPN

For a quick fix, you can download RitaVPN, without entering any registration information, and start using its VPN immediately. (On startup, you can choose „Tourist login“ to skip the registration step.)

While the free version doesn’t include the option to choose a location, you’ll be automatically connected to a server that offers the optimal Internet connection at the moment, and your traffic encrypted from prying eyes. There’s a monthly data cap of 30GB, which makes this a good option for securing your daily browsing, financial transactions and emailing, rather than streaming geo-restricted content.

Security: RitaVPN adopts CA authentication system (use asymmetric cryptography). The biggest advantage of asymmetric cryptography system is extremely high security. RitaVPN provides 1024-bit asymmetric key algorithms to secure users‘ authentication while communicating with the gateway server. In addition, RitaVPN adopts MD5 message-digest algorithm to process data, which ensures data integrity. No user information is requested in order to use the free unblock websites service.

Servers: Optimal server only; premium version has access to close to 20 servers covering major countries in the world

Data cap? Yes, 30GB per month; counter resets every month

Zero logs? Yes. No identifying information or browsing logs are stored. Ads shown while using the free service (which is ad-supported) are generic, according to RitaVPN

Available for: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS on RitaVPN

VPN for smartphones: Speedify

 

Like the other services on this list, Speedify offers a free version of its paid-for VPN-and this free version comes with a 2 GB data cap. It’s really intended for people to try out the service before subscribing (and the app will often pop up offers to subscribe) but if you only want a VPN for smartphone use, that data limit should cover it comfortably; 2 GB is roughly equivalent to 89 hours of mobile browsing or nearly 70,000 emails or WhatsApp messages. Even by day or by month you can set data limits to make sure you don’t circumvent your cell plan support.

On a smartphone with both cellular and Wi-Fi connection, you can also take advantage of Speedify’s channel bonding technology for fast, reliable connection-it combines multiple internet connections, such as Wi-Fi, cellular and Ethernet if on the desktop, to provide more bandwidth and faster page loading. Yet Speedify does not speed up its free users as compared to other providers. (Note: after the app has installed, a login screen will suggest subscribing or starting a 7-day free trial; shut this window without selecting either, in order to view the free service dashboard.) For that matter, if a data limit isn’t an issue because you’re only going to be using your VPN occasionally-such as to make financial transactions -Speedify is also a good free option for the desktop.

Security: Connections are secured with 256-bit encryption that can use either AES or ChaCha protocol depending on the device (older devices may not support AES).

Servers: 1,000 servers in 38 countries

Data cap? 2 GB

Restriction of speed? No

Logs? No logs. Your IP address and a device identifier are stored temporarily in order to provide service without users needing to register for an account, and deleted after a connection is closed.

Speedify can be downloaded on Windows, Linux, Linux, iOS and Android.