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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to prevent a phishing attack on your iPhone or iPad


Phishing is the impersonation of a service, that is, an attempt to deceive a web or legitimate service, where they ask us for our credentials to steal it.
In iOS there has been discovered a method to prevent these attempts at identity theft , where it is very difficult to detect them, but at the same time very easy to know if we are suffering a deception.
Basically it is that any evil developer could implement a line of code in his applicationto imitate Apple's password request, where we would be sending our password to a third party server.

Do not panic

The information that we detail now comes thanks to information from developer Felix Krause , where he basically wants to warn us how simple a phishing attack could be. But also how simple it would be to avoid it .
One of the good things that Apple has, is that it reviews one by one the applications that are uploaded to the App Store, making it very difficult to "get it". Throughout the history of the App Store, we can count on the fingers of the times that a fraudulent application has been leaked.
Where in these cases, Apple acted quickly so that it did not reach older. So you can rest easy , but you do not know how to recognize a phishing attack when you skip the login window.
At the visual level it is very difficult to know when a login window is true or an attempt at identity theft. To do this, when you are asked to include your Apple password, simply press the Home button. 
If the window disappears , you will know that it is a phishing attempt , if the password is actually requesting an Apple service, it will remain until we click cancel or send our password.
A really simple gesture, where we avoid some displeasure. The best method is prevention, so always download applications from the App Store, and if at any time you are asked for the password, simply press the Home button to get out of doubt .
If on the contrary, the window did not disappear, it would be very convenient to report it to Apple so they could investigate it and thus eliminate that fraudulent application of the App Store (if it was there).
So remember, the best way to prevent a phishing attack on your iPhone or iPad, is the Home button and common sense.

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