unlocked and kept wide open. Once it is open – and someone else has your phone in their hand – they have an open pass to virtually all corners of your iPhone. And, studies show that people keep an amazing amount of financial, private, and quite potentially damaging information on their phones.
The front entrance to the castle is your direct personal responsibility. Lock it. Get an app on your iPhone such as the Avira Vault that enables you to share information with your social circles, yet still put your private and financial information out of reach for the barbarians – or family members – at the gate.
Privacy is your right – and your responsibility. So do something about it.
Who is at the backdoor? The US government – and likely many others – are working on it. Securing the back is more complicated. At a minimum, go with an app developer such as Avira that values security more than backdoors and will not resell your data to the highest bidder. And remember, if the OS is cracked, everything else built on it is also accessible.