APPLE’S SECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS: WHY YOU SHOULD PAY CLOSER ATTENTION TO YOUR PASSWORDS


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Apple’s Security Recommendations: Why You Should Pay Closer Attention to Your Passwords
July 12, 2021 | by Jacob Acker


WHY THE BIG SHIFT IN PRIVACY?

Ever so recently, Apple decided to one up its counterparts and become the secure technology company that its users know and trust.

It’s not just a corporate ideal or a marketing point anymore, it’s now a big initiative across Apple distinguishing its products from competition, specifically it’s user passwords.

But how can they make such drastic changes without hearing uproar?

They take a consumer first approach, as they always have.

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has mentioned that, “privacy is one of the top issues of the century” and that it’s important to put “deep thinking” into that to figure out how to “leave something for the next generation that is a lot better than the current situation.”

UNDERSTAND YOUR RISK OF COMPROMISED PASSWORDS

Apple iOS Keychain stores your saved passwords on your [Apple] devices. It has more of your personal information than maybe any other device that you own.

Coming into 2021, one of the most interesting and innovative ideas Apple has had put out is a way to monitor whether or not your current passwords (for any software tool, bank account, favorite store, etc.) have been involved in a data breach (which could lead to any type of cyberattack), if you use the same passwords over and over again on different sites, they warn you that it increases the risk to the current account if one of those other accounts is compromised, and if your password can be easily guessed.

We’ve had to find solutions for our clients who have had their passwords stolen and/or data leaked. It’s not something you want to be involved with. It can mean paying a ransom, or even going into dark and scary places.

The risk involved is the loss of money, assets, or even personal identity. As a leader of your business, it’s important for you to understand this risk.


KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

Just as Apple is a people-first technology company, we take same exact approach for your business. We know that you or your company’s privacy is extremely important – and we have options that keep you protected from any outside danger, no matter the circumstance.

Cyber threats become more intelligent every day, and our main approach is to understand:

  • How you work
  • Your most critical applications
  • What data is most sensitive
  • Plans you have for your organization

Once we have a larger picture view, we’ll take a look inside your company to see how we can take next steps that lead to a more secure business.


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