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All You Need to Know About Security and the iPhone

written by: •edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/14/2011

Who loves their iPhone? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn't be concerned in the least about iPhone security. Of course security can mean different things to different people, but whichever area of the security debate you are concerned about, well, there's an article for that!

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    To most of us, when we think about security and the iPhone we are thinking about protecting it from viruses and the like, as well as how to keep your information secure should the worst happen and your iPhone gets stolen. There are apps that can help with both these things, and indeed most of them come with additional security measures you probably didn't even think of.

    Of course, being the versatile device that it is, you can also use your iPhone for keeping a watchful eye on your home with some useful CCTV apps. And don't think we've forgotten the security issue of your iPhone storing location data either.

    Whatever the security issue you have in mind, the following guide will have some top app reviews, round-ups and tips to give you peace of mind.

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    How to Use the iPhone Password

    We'll start with the basics and get you set up with an iPhone password. If you don't know how to do this or what it's useful for, then please read on. Security may not be a fascinating subject but you'll be glad you took a few basic steps when you realize how easy it is to set up.

    Best iPhone Apps for Security

    This article takes the word "security" and applies it in a very general form, which makes it an ideal place to start our guide. Included here are apps that allow you to see CCTV footage directly on your iPhone and those apps that allow you to sweep your iPhone to reveal any security holes or network breaches.

    iPhone Virus Protection Apps

    As an iPhone user you are pretty well protected from viruses and malware but it never hurts to make sure you are covered and protected from the bad stuff! Find out all your options for virus protection here.

    What Are the iPhone Security Risks & Can You Prevent Them?

    Get the lowdown on what the real security risks are that your iPhone is open to, and find out how you can keep your iPhone and your personal details safe.

    iPhone Security Tips

    There are some easy steps you can take to make sure your iPhone is protected with the tools and menus you already have on your phone. Let us guide you through the process to ease your security fears in mere minutes.

    Security Camera Systems on iPhone

    Security cameras are easy to get your hands on now and are a great way to deter intruders as well as offer peace of mind. Hooking them up to a system on your iPhone takes things one step further as you can keep your eye on your home when you are away, keep tabs on a babysitter, or even use it in place of a baby monitor.

    What iPhone Virus Protection Apps are Available?

    Although the procedure for developers getting apps approved to enter the App Store means that viruses and malware aren't something you should be overly concerned about, of course there are still some issues to be aware of. When you are surfing the Internet on your iPhone for example, are you open to attack then? Great advice and some of the best apps are discussed in this article to put your mind at rest.

    Where Are You? Can You Track a Missing/Stolen Mobile Phone?

    Thankfully there are options to keep tabs on your iPhone should you lose it, or (perish the thought) it gets stolen. This article also shows the ways you can use your iPhone as a locator to track someone by mobile phone -- useful if you are worried about a teen going out for the evening for example, so their security is upped by being iPhone equipped too.

    Top Five iPhone Tracking Applications

    If you want some more options to choose from to ensure the security of your information should your iPhone get stolen, then this round-up of the best tracking applications has plenty on offer to help you to make an informed decision.

    Find My iPhone App Review

    This review takes a detailed look at the ins and outs of the "Find My iPhone" app, which does exactly what it says. Advantages of this app include that you can remotely wipe your information, display a message on the screen, pinpoint your iPhone's location and even get it to sound an alarm. But what are the downsides? Read the review to find out.

    What To Do if your iPhone is Stolen

    The advice contained in this article is straightforward and simple, which is really what you need when you are faced with a crisis like your iPhone being stolen. Go through the steps and you'll be on your way to resolving the situation fast.

    Review of the SwannView iPhone App

    If you own a Swann security camera, you'll be pleased to know that you don't just have the option of viewing what your camera records from the Internet -- there's now an app for it. If you don't already own a Swann security camera, maybe this review might convince you it's a worthwhile purchase.

    How to Detect iPhone Spyware

    iPhone spyware is thankfully not that common, but once you read this article you'll want to make sure you're protected against it. Not only can it access personal data, it can run in the background which not only drains your battery but may also eat into your data usage too. Something worth protecting against then!

    Is Smartphone Snooping a Big Problem?

    Here's another twist on the smartphone security debate -- smartphone snooping. There continues to be a security threat, in that your iPhone can be tracked and the emails destined for your device can be intercepted by government agencies. The storing of location information has been a hot topic this year. Find out how true the rumors are, and if you need to worry.

    Top Password Managers for iPhone

    Passwords are needed for everything these days so it's no wonder we find ourselves hitting that 'forgot your password?' link so often. Of course passwords are necessary to protect your information and keep us secure, and there are some great iPhone apps that can store your password in a secure way - so I guess you have a password to remember your passwords. This article takes a look at your best options in terms of password managers to keep your information safe.