Experts Reaction On iPhone Hack To Help Keep Women Safe – Digitalmunition




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Experts Reaction On iPhone Hack To Help Keep Women Safe

The Emergency Services hack shared in response to Sarah Everard’s tragic disappearance is legitimate: Apple outlines how to trigger an Emergency SOS and alarm on multiple versions of the iOS operating system on their support website: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208076 For those with Apple Watches, the same functionality can be triggered directly from the watch.   For Android users, an Emergency feature exists but is slightly different than its iOS counterpart and its setup and shortcuts…..Read MoreThe Emergency Services hack shared in response to Sarah Everard’s tragic disappearance is legitimate: Apple outlines how to trigger an Emergency SOS and alarm on multiple versions of the iOS operating system on their support website: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208076 For those with Apple Watches, the same functionality can be triggered directly from the watch.   For Android users, an Emergency feature exists but is slightly different than its iOS counterpart and its setup and shortcuts can depend on the kind of device a user has, as well as the version of Android the device is running. The feature can be set-up on a user’s device by searching the Settings menu for ‘Emergency’.    A number of third-party applications also incorporate live tracking or emergency SOS features. Some fitness apps have a safety feature wherein the user can share a live broadcast of their location with trusted contacts. Strava’s, “Beacon” feature is one such example. “Find My Friends” is an iOS-only application that allows users to share their locations with specific contacts.   Victims of domestic abuse are susceptible to spying applications, known as “Stalkerware”, that can share their location data, text or third party messaging communications and other sensitive details with their aggressor. These applications can capture private information from a mobile device and share it to a specified web or email account. They are unfortunately prevalent in domestic abuse cases and are readily available on the internet, often advertised as “Child / Family Safety” applications.   If you have left your abuser, or are currently a victim of domestic abuse, avoid leaving your device unattended, ensure that its passcode is not shared with others, and regularly monitor your device for applications you don’t recognize. Some “Stalkerware” applications can hide their icons, making it more difficult to find and remove them.   Third-party AntiVirus applications for mobile devices can locate malicious applications – even those who have attempted to hide themselves in the device – and notify the user. You can also regularly review the permissions settings under your device “Settings” to see which applications have been granted (or requested) access to particular features of your device, like the Camera or Audio Recording. The Coalition Against “Stalkerware” has a number of useful resources and indicators of potential stalkerware outlined on their website, https://stopstalkerware.org/get-help/”    Read Less
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