Android makes it shockingly easy for phone thieves to steal your Google account

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Since the early days of the iPhone, Apple has been the target of thieves looking to make a quick buck. The latest trick to hit the internet is using a simple passcode to take over iPhones and steal money from their owners.

This so-called “offline” theft requires no hacking or technological know-how. All a thief needs is your iPhone and your passcode. Once they have your passcode, they can access your Apple ID and make purchases with your credit or debit card on file.

While this may sound like a nightmare scenario, there is a simple way to prevent it. If you have an iPhone, make sure to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. This will require you to enter a code sent to your phone or email any time someone tries to log in to your account.

While two-factor authentication is not a 100% guarantee that your account will never be compromised, it is a strong deterrent against thieves looking to make a quick buck. If you don’t have two-factor authentication enabled, now is the time to do it. Your money and your peace of mind will thank you.

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