Apple Watch security flaw means easy money for thieves
It seems the Apple Watch makes for a far more lucrative steal than the iPhone 6 in the eyes of thieves.
That’s despite the fact that the cheapest Apple Watch costs £299, while an iPhone 6 will set you back at least £549.
It’s all down to the fact that the Apple Watch doesn’t have the ‘necessary security features’ to dissuade would-be thieves, a new report reveals.
An article by iDownloadblog details a major security flaw with the Apple Watch, namely that there’s no way to stop a thief accessing your device.
With the iPhone 6, owners can register with ‘Find My iPhone’, so that a device can be completely locked out from use if stolen by a thief.
That means the handset is effectively useless, severely impacting the device’s resale value.
The Apple Watch, however, has no such feature, which means that
Even if you have a lock-code on the Apple Watch, a thief can simply Force Touch the ‘power off’ button and launch a factory reset.
This means all the data will be wiped from the device, effectively making it as good as new on the software front.
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While this means thieves won’t be able to access your data, they can still sell on the device, making it an easy money-spinner.
What’s more, while the Apple Watch may start at £299, pricing quickly ramps up, with the ritziest variants marking up as high as £13,500.
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