How to prevent a phishing attack on your iPhone or iPad — 2022
Phishing it is the identity theft of some service, that is, an attempt to deceive a legitimate website or service, where they ask us for our credentials to steal them.
In iOS there is a method discovered to prevent these identity theft attempts , where it is very difficult to detect them, but at the same time very easy to know if we are being deceived.
Basically it is that any evil developer could implement a line of code in your application to mimic Apple's password request, where we would be sending our password to a third-party server.
Do not panic
The information that we detail now comes thanks to the information of the developer Felix Krause , where he basically wants to warn us how easy a phishing attack could be. But also how easy it would be to avoid it .
One of the good things that Apple has is that it reviews one by one the applications that are uploaded to the App Store, which makes it very difficult for them to sneak it. In the entire history of the App Store, we can counting on the fingers the times a fraudulent application has slipped through.
Where in these cases, Apple acted quickly so that it did not get bigger. So you can be calm , but it is also worth knowing how you can recognize a phishing attack when the login window skips you.
On a visual level, it is very difficult to know when a login window is real or an identity theft attempt. To do this, when prompted to include your Apple password, just press the Home button.
if the window disappear you will know what it is a phishing attempt , if the password is actually being requested by some Apple service, this will remain until we press cancel or send our password.
A really simple gesture, where we will avoid some displeasure. The best method is prevention, so always download apps from the App Store, and if at any time you are asked for your password, simply press the Home button to get rid of doubts .
If, on the other hand, the window did not disappear, it would be very convenient that you reported it to Apple so they could investigate it so they could remove that rogue app from the App Store (if it was there).
So remember, the best way to prevent a phishing attack on your iPhone or iPad, is the home button and common sense.
Have you come across any app constantly asking you for Apple ID password? Have you reported it?