With the release of iOS 8, Apple are pushing their platform as one of the most secure operating systems available at the moment. The new iOS version comes with great security enhancements that made FBI Director James Comey say he's "very concerned" about the privacy steps the Silicon Valley technology giants are taking lately.
在Apple，我们相信隐私是一项基本人权。您的个人信息 - 您有权保密的信息 - 会存在于您的Apple设备上。
Our smartphones are the best tracking devices a hacker could ever dream of. They have a microphone and a camera that can be turned on at any time. iPhone stores passwords and bank details and even have a fingerprint reader.
After celebrity iCloud hacks, there's been a debate on how secure iOS devices actually are. In this article we're going to take a closer look at an obscure but highly effective way of increasing your phone's security: pair-locking.
Pairing creates a trusted connection between your iPhone and a computer. For example, when you connect your iPhone with a USB cable, you are asked to grant full access and once accepted, pairing takes place and a trusted key is kept for future connections. A connection is created between your iPhone and your computer so that applications like iTunes can communicate with your device. The bad news is that forensic applications which might harvest your data can use the same connection key to remotely communicate with your iPhone.
Once an iPhone is paired with a computer, that computer will have full access to all the personal information stored on your device. This means the computer will have access to all photos, notes, videos, messages, and -- with the right knowledge -- hackers can even break passwords from third-party applications. Your iPhone can be accessed even when it's locked with a PIN code.
Download Apple Configurator from the App store on your Mac and open it
Create a new profile by clicking on the plus sign at the bottom of Apple Configurator
You can use any name you would like for this profile, then click on "Restrictions" and on "Configure"
Uncheck "Allow pairing with non-Configurator hosts" to disable pairing, then click "Save"
Select your newly created profile and click on "Prepare"
You'll get a warning message asking if you are sure you want to apply these settings to all connected USB devices, click "Apply" and your device will only be accessible from the computer you've paired with