YOUR iPhone now has a smart feature to prevent devastating hacking attacks.
Our iPhones are filled with our most personal information – so protecting them is crucial.
All are associated with the verification code.
You’ll see them: codes texted to you via SMS when you try to log in to a website.
These codes provide an extra layer of security beyond passwords.
Apple’s own website does this – but now with an extra twist, as revealed by Macworld.
Simply put, hackers can take advantage of this system.
Hackers can click a dodgy link that takes you to a fake website.
This “phishing” attack will ask for your password – and then autofill it with a verification code as well.
But Apple’s new system will verify the domain name of the website you’re logging in to.
And if it’s unofficial, it won’t autofill the verification code.
The new message will look a little different – the text will include the site name and the code is repeated again with a hash icon in front.
You don’t need to do anything specific to set this up.
But you may notice that when you receive a code, it may not automatically populate your browser.
This is an important warning sign that you may be in the final stages of a phishing attack.
The best thing to do is to simply navigate to the intended website manually.
And then log in to the site you found at the appropriate address – instead of following a link.
This means that you have definitely blocked the hacker, because you know the official website is not a fake website.
For the new system to work, you need to update to the latest version of iOS 15.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update and check for any updates.
It’s also worth activating iCloud Keychain on your device and allowing Apple to store your passwords.
This will automatically generate strong passwords for you and automatically enter them whenever you log into a website.
It saves you from having to remember all your passwords.
However, it can still be quite a hassle to walk away and remember it – just like your email, in case your Apple ID is compromised.
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