iOS Tip - Creating a Secure Passcode

  • 22 October 2013
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Use the settings below to maximize passcode security:
  • Tap Settings, then General, then Passcode Lock
  • Set Passcode Lock to Immediately.
  • Disable Simple Passcode to use longer, alphanumeric passcodes.
  • Enable Erase Data to automatically erase the device after ten failed passcode attempts.

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The following article is a update

(Four-digit passcodes are a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption)

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service | Oct 8, 2014 6:04 PM PT
The strength of Apple's revised encryption scheme in iOS 8 hinges on users choosing a strong passcode or password, which they rarely do, according to a Princeton University fellow.
Apple beefed up the encryption in its latest mobile operating system, protecting more sensitive data and employing more protections within hardware to make it harder to access. The new system has worried U.S. authorities, who fear it may make it more difficult to obtain data for law enforcement since Apple has no access to it.
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