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Every iPhone owner warns of a simple error that exposes your personal information

IF YOU think scribbling sensitive information on screenshots will save you, think again.

As one TikToker demonstrated, there’s a way others can reveal what’s underneath.

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Exposed…Credit: ambre_skye

Blocking things like passwords and passport numbers from photos with the pen tool on your phone is common these days.

Especially if someone is sending screenshots but wants to hide login details.

Or if someone is showing off vacation photos with a passport in hand but wants to hide sensitive things.

But this can be a big security blunder and may not include as good information as you think.

TikTok users ambre_skye showed how it works with highlighter on iPhone after doing a screenshot.

After accessing the Photos app and selecting the Edit button is where it all started.

From there, all one needs to do is adjust the Exposure and Brightness options up to 100%.

And before you know it, the marker will disappear, revealing everything you thought was hidden underneath.

“Make sure you know this iPhone Secret,” she warned her 780,000 followers.

“Now you know! Stay safe!”

Instead, some users in the comments suggested scribbling the part you’re trying to cover over and over again.

But it would probably be safer to cut it out altogether or not send such risky stuff out in the first place.

The highlighter doesn't hide things as well as you might think...

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The highlighter doesn’t hide things as well as you might think…Credit: ambre_skye
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In other news, Apple has become the first company to achieve a stock market valuation of $3 million (£2.22 billion).

Popular Twitch creator Slider has banned from the platform after sharing nude photos of fellow streamer Amouranth.

And internet users have been encouraged check their online account against one of the worst cyber threats of 2021.


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