The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has told millions of iPhone users to change their privacy settings immediately. According to the agency, certain iPhone settings can leave users vulnerable to cyberattacks and compromise their personal information.
The warning comes after the FBI discovered that many iPhone users were using default settings that could allow hackers to access their devices remotely. Specifically, the FBI urges users to disable the Automatic Wi-Fi feature on their iPhones, which allows the device to connect to known Wi-Fi networks without user input. This feature can expose the user to malicious Wi-Fi networks and allow hackers to access their data.
In addition, the FBI is also urging users to enable two-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of security to their accounts and helps prevent unauthorized access. Two-factor authentication requires users to enter a unique code or use a biometric identifier in addition to their password, making it much more difficult for hackers to access sensitive data.
The FBI is urging all iPhone users to take these steps as soon as possible to help protect their personal information and data from potential threats. While the agency has not received reports of specific incidents related to these settings, they caution that it’s always better to be proactive regarding digital security.