August 5, 2016 at 10:18 am #5019
Hackers now target iPhone and iPad users with a new Ransomware technique using the existing Apple’s Security feature. Well, there is no bugs or flaws this time, but hackers are using “Find my iPhone” feature to lock the device after stealing users iCloud password. As “Find my iPhone” service allows the owner of the iPhone to display message on screen after locking the device, hackers use the same technique and display their contact information where the Ransom should be sent.
Not all the iPhone and iPad users will recognize this message, so chances are there for new iPhone users and non tech savvy people to send the ransom amount for unlocking their iPhone.
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How to Protect from “Find my iPhone” Ransomware Attack?
- As the attack targets users Apple account, it is very important to make sure that your Apple iCloud user details, email login passwords, websites your login does not have same passwords.
- Enable Two-Factor authentication by logging into your Apple Account.
- Always take the iPhone or iPad to nearest Apple Store when you notice this type of message that prompts for money to unlock your Apple device.
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to share a word about this new iPhone Ransomware Attack to protect innocent users. Have a great day.
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