10 security reasons to upgrade to iOS 7


10. Activation lock

Source:  Rob Buckley

IT staff worried about losing corporate data on iPhones have had the reassurance of the Find My iPhone app, which can remotely wipe any iOS device associated with a specific Apple ID. However, thieves have still been able to take the devices and sell them. IOS 7’s Activation Lock makes stealing an iPhone far less appealing, since even once the device has been wiped using Find My iPhone, no one can use it until the associated Apple ID and password have been entered into it. This could be a double-edged sword, however, since ex-employees could turn the tables on IT and make a corporate iOS device unusable by anyone except them, unless the IT staff are vigilant in their roll outs.

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