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  • Apple reportedly dropped its plans of fully encrypting data stored on the iCloud because of government pressure
  • iPhone users concerned about their privacy are worried about their data considering the recent development
  • But, there are ways to FBI-Proof your iPhone

Recent news about Apple dropping its plan of end to end encryption of user’s data on iCloud surprised many.  Apple, which has been projecting itself as a privacy champion, appears to be friendly with the FBI with its latest move. If you are one of those who are not happy with the recent development of iCloud anonymity and conscious about your privacy, there are ways that you can FBI-proof your iPhone. Check out these tips and tricks to FBI-proof your iPhone.

Activate Find My iPhone

Apple offers a convenient way to allow users to delete data stored on iPhones remotely. The Find My iPhone is a feature that is enabled through iCloud. The only downside is that you may have to give up some privacy since Find My iPhone and iCloud require location services toggled on. If you enable Find My iPhone, you can totally wipe your iPhone and restore it to factory settings remotely or using another device.

Only Use Encrypted Communication Apps

Telegram, WhatsApp, and iMessage now feature end to end encryption for all communications sent using the app. End to end encryption prevents attackers from sidestepping the device. Instead, they access the servers of the app makers, where text and other communications are often stored. 

In addition to chap apps, voice and video calling apps must be secured with authentication. Skype and FaceTime use encryption enabled VoIP protocols.

Use VPNs

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) hides the IP address of your device as well as its location. It adds an extra layer of encryption to your Internet connection. VPNs allow web traffic to be re-routed through a particular location of your choice. Logless VPNs are perfect since they do not store usage records. Additionally, location and encryption spoofing make it extensively tough for attackers to snoop or trace on VPN user’s online activity.

Always Encrypt File and Disk

Setting a passcode on your iPhone means that you are encrypting the device. However, when the passcode is cracked, you have no other defense against the attacker. You can add extra layers of security by using apps that could offer encryption on specific files and folders.