Around two weeks ago, hackers identifying themselves with names like "Oleg Pliss" started holding iOS devices and even Mac computers hostage in exchange for payment — but now they've been caught in their Russian homeland.
If you're carrying around sensitive data on your iOS device, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. Navigate to Settings>General>Passcode Lock. at the bottom, you'll see Erase Data, flick that on and you'll be covered in case someone finds or steals your iPhone and they try to call all your friends at 4AM.
Here’s a scary statistic: If your iPhone is lost or stolen and the thief knows what they’re doing, they can get the handset to cough up passwords stored in its keychain in only six minutes -- without ever having to crack through your passcode.
This week's tips will help you master spell checking on your iOS device so you'll never have to worry about embarrassing typos (unless they are intentional--or for "creative" reasons). You'll also learn about managing the iOS virtual keyboard by adding or changing the languages supported, and the keyboard layout--never miss another umlaut! And finally, we'll also teach you about a super-dee-dooper passcode lock that even your friends can't figure out.