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Warning: iPhone users are at risk of cyberattacks

06 July, 2024 10:06

A report has issued a serious warning of cyberattacks for the 1.46 billion active iPhone users worldwide.

As per details, the attackers use a phishing campaign sending emails and texts designed to look as though they were sent by Apple.

The fake emails and SMS messages will lure victims to click on a link to read an important notice about iCloud, Phone Arena reported.

Symantec, as security firm, discovered that links lead to fake website that demand recipients reveal their Apple ID number.

Moreover, the website uses Captcha to make it look realistic.

Apple suggests that iPhone owners add two-factor authorization (2FA) to add an extra layer of security to their Apple ID. This feature activates a special one-time six-digit code to access the ID.

It warned, that incase attackers managed to get access to Apple ID and password, they can open your banking and financial apps, change the passwords, and drain your assets in the blink of an eye.

How to activate two-factor authorization?

With the two-factor authorization, you still should be able to lock them out so they can’t change the password to your Apple ID.

To enable two-factor authorization (2FA) for your Apple ID on the iPhone, go to Settings > [Your name] > Sign-in & Security.

Tap Turn On Two-Factor Authorization and then Continue. Enter a trusted phone number (the number that will be used to send you the 2FA six-digit codes) and then tap Next.

A code will then be sent to your trusted phone number.

The warning was issued on July 2. The company said, “These credentials are highly valued, providing control over devices, access to personal and financial information, and potential revenue through unauthorized purchases. Additionally, Apple’s strong brand reputation makes users more susceptible to trusting deceptive communications that appear to be from Apple, further enhancing the attractiveness of these targets to cyber criminals.”

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