While Apple includes some protection from viruses, malware, and other cyber threats, it does not offer complete protection.
No system is entirely impervious to hacking attempts.
If an iOS device is not updated with the latest security patches, it may be vulnerable to known security vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit. Additionally, jailbreaking an iOS device can increase the risk of hacking by removing some of the built-in security protections.
Other common ways that iOS devices can be hacked include phishing attacks, where users are tricked into revealing sensitive information or downloading malware, and using unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
IOS software mainly protects users from viruses transmitted through USB ports. That being said, hackers spend 24/7 penetration testing iPhones and iOS devices to discover their latest vulnerabilities.
iPhone users have very private information on their devices, such as SSNs, bank account logins, and sensitive personal or professional information that hackers can use for fraud or sell on the dark web.
Apple is not interested in protecting your data; they’re interested in selling more computers and iPhones. Users still need additional personal managed security.
Also, Apple does not offer cyber insurance if your device is hacked. We offer a $1m cyber guarantee in case your device is.
Agency’s goal is to protect users’ personal devices. At Agency we have a team working 24/7 to keep you and your family safe from digital threats. Our website has a page explaining why Apple users need Agency.
The Purpose of Antivirus Software:
Antivirus software aims to protect computers and other devices from malware and other malicious software that can compromise security, steal personal information, or cause further harm.
Antivirus software is designed to detect and remove or quarantine malicious software, including viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, and other types of malware. It scans files and programs on a computer or device, looking for known patterns or behaviors associated with malware.
In addition to detecting and removing malware, antivirus software may provide real-time protection to prevent infections from occurring in the first place, as well as other features such as firewalls, anti-spam filters, and parental controls.
Agency protects employees’ personal devices from being compromised, in turn protecting the company they work for as well. Adequate cyber security helps to protect user’s identities and their private information
Employees downloading antivirus software indirectly protect their employer and the company from data breaches.
Finally, antivirus software is imperative in keeping machines operable. Agency offers next-generation antivirus that proactively and reactively stops malware from installing itself on devices.
Ways to Protect Yourself:
While antivirus software is an important tool for protecting against malware, it is not foolproof. Users should still take other security precautions, such as keeping their software up to date, using strong passwords, and being cautious when downloading and opening files or clicking on links from unknown sources.
The first is to implement cybersecurity. Agency offers multiple layers of protection and 24/7 assistance for all users.
The next is to set a password on your iPhone and all online accounts. iPhone users can see how apps access other apps and personal information in settings, such as the camera. Users can turn it off to prevent hackers from entering the ‘back door.’