Security Best Practices - iOS


This article goes through some of the security best practices to employ while using your iPhone. With the large amount of apps on the iTunes store and other application repositories there are bound to be some malicious apps.

Best Practices:

  • Don’t root/jailbreak the device
  • Use the iTunes store; don’t download directly from third party developers
  • Don’t use third party stores for your mobile device
  • Check the permissions on the application
  • Check the reviews to see if there are large amounts of bad ratings
  • Enable Find-my-iPhone (

Additional Information:

Sophos Mobile Security – Free application that will scan your applications and notify you of potentially unwanted applications. It also notifies you when an application is accessing your personal data such as your address book and gives you advice on how to improve your security settings on the device.

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


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