The hidden method of iOS to prevent passwords from being stolen

Although there are some other settings to make the iPhone more secure, the truth is that the iOS operating system itself is already trained to protect us from a lot of malware or data theft. Passwords, despite not being the only thing, are still the most coveted among cybercriminals. For this reason and in order to avoid problems with them, there is a protection system that you probably have not noticed and that is to say the least.

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We invite you to lock your iPhone right now and try unlocking it using a security code . Write two or three numbers and before entering the last one, proceed to take a screenshot and observe the result. No, it’s not magic… The numbers on the keyboard have disappeared so that, if you share the image, they can’t be seen and someone will be able to find out your security code.

And that’s not all, if you go to Settings > Passwords, you can enter any of your keys stored in iCloud Keychain , but if you take a screenshot, the part that contains the password will appear completely blank. This, like the previous one, is done in order to prevent it from ending up in the wrong hands.

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As an extra curiosity , tell you that if you try to take a screenshot while playing content from streaming platforms such as Apple TV +, you will notice that this screenshot appears completely black without showing the actual content that was being played. In this case, it is not so much for security reasons, but for copyright, thus preventing the frames of the content from being used commercially and/or without the permission of the producer.

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How should you share passwords?

Although passwords are usually associated with one person, in these times it is logical to have many shared accounts for platforms such as Netflix or HBO Max. And in light of the above, you are probably wondering how to share the password of one of these accounts with a family member or friend. You can always memorize it or write it on a piece of paper to send to them, but there is a much faster way.

From the same iPhone password panel, you only have to click on the password so that the option to copy it appears. Once you do, it will be stored on the clipboard and you can paste it anywhere, such as a messaging app, to share it with the other person. Of course, if you want to avoid it staying on the clipboard, it is recommended that you write any other text (even a letter works).

At the end of the day, all this is still small details that, despite not being the strong point of the security and privacy of an iPhone, is at least interesting to avoid problems in things as, a priori, harmless as the screenshots. of screen.