Apple has released a comprehensive security guide on how to verify that others are able to access your data or devices, as well as preventive steps and how to prevent hackers from compromising your privacy.
The company explained in detail each available security option and how to use it through a comprehensive security guide called “Access to device and data when personal safety is at risk.”
“If you are concerned that someone is accessing information that you did not share from your Apple device, this guide will help you identify risks and guide you through steps to help make the technology you depend on as private and safe as you want it,” she said.
Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and technical advisor to the non-governmental Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), praised the new evidence, tweeting from her personal account on the Twitter platform, stressing that it is particularly useful for those suffering from domestic violence.
“The person you trust today may not be the one you trust tomorrow,” Galperin added. “Husbands separate, marriages end, roommates leave, and if you create a product that allows you to share your data with other people, you should also make it easy to block them.”
The guide includes sections on comprehensive privacy settings, as well as specific details on a wide range of issues from location tracking to sharing calendars.
It also contains a series of checklists that walk you through steps to block access, stop sharing, and maintain the privacy of your site.
“Apple makes it easy to communicate and share your life with the people closest to you, and what you share and with whom you share it is up to you, including the decision to make changes to better protect your information or personal safety,” the guide says.
The guide is available via Apple’s support site, but has not yet been promoted by the company anywhere.
It is reported that Apple recently announced a sticker service, which will be placed on applications that share their users’ data with other parties.