Protecting Your Google Account from an iPhone PIN Scam on Android Devices
The iPhone PIN scam is a growing problem that can be used to steal your Google account on Android devices. This malicious attack allows the attacker to gain access to all of your data, including emails, contacts, and photos. It works by exploiting a vulnerability in Apple’s security system, which allows an attacker with physical access to an unlocked device or one that has been left unattended for some time, to enter the phone’s passcode without having it physically entered into the device itself.
Once they have gained access this way, they can use their credentials (such as username and password), which then gives them full control over any associated Google accounts linked with the same email address as well as other online services such as banking apps or social media profiles.
To protect yourself against this type of attack, you should always keep your phone locked when not in use and never leave it unattended for long periods – even if you think no one else is around! Additionally, make sure you have two-factor authentication enabled on all connected accounts so that even if someone does manage to break into them using stolen credentials, they will still need another form of verification before gaining complete control over those accounts. Finally, consider using strong passwords for each service and avoid reusing them across multiple sites where possible too – just in case!Read more at Tom’s Guide