In the last article I talked about the importance of using two-factor authentication Apple ID, this is an extremely important point that should not be neglected.
In this article, we will talk about another important nuance that will secure your money on a bank card. And I highly recommend anyone who reads to use the advice below. After all, it is no longer a secret that in today's world, compliance with elementary information security is becoming an extremely important aspect. You can lose your passport, and it will be restored to you within 2 weeks. But when you are 'hacked', or the person himself, neglects security. All this can result in extremely expensive problems.
The essence of history itself and the way to prevent it
At one sad moment, a friend's phone and wallet with cash and a bank card were stolen from a friend. By the way, it should be noted that on the phone, which was iPhone 4S, there was a 4-digit password. The thieves turned out to be quite resourceful, although the scheme itself lies on the surface. They simply made a money transfer, having a card number in their hands, to the requisites they needed, an impressive amount of money, from a friend's card to their own. When a confirmation SMS came to the number, they did not unlock the phone, they saw the necessary numbers on the screen of the stolen smartphone. Everything is simple to the point of banality.
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To avoid obvious questions, I will clarify some points. The comrade did not have the opportunity to block everything at once. The thieves acted according to this scheme rather quickly. Even if he blocked the phone, they would have pulled out the SIM card and inserted it into the desired device. A friend's phone number, there was no way to quickly block.
How to set blocking of SMS display on a locked device in the settings:
- Go to Settings => Notifications => Messages;
- Click at the very bottom on Show thumbnails (select 'Never' or 'If unlocked')
After that, with an incoming message, only the name of the senders will appear on the locked screen without the text of the message, in order to see the text, you will need to unlock the device.
PS: for sure the readers of this site are aware of this trick, but I myself have neglected this function for a long time and only a few months ago I realized its importance. And, of course, a bonus is that no one will read your SMS while you are not near the phone.