Blocked makes it possible to enforce more robust security and privacy on iOS devices. Once installed, Activator actions can be configured to enter two different secure modes: Sleep mode and Guest mode. Both modes function in a similar manner, by blocking access to certain apps or settings when enabled. This means you can be sure exactly what's happening on your iOS device when lending it to someone, or when it's time to sleep.
Opening the Control Center or Notification Center from the iOS lock screen is convenient. It can also be viewed as a security risk for those who like their devices locked down. The jailbreak tweak Secret-Lock adds an additional layer of security to prevent unauthorized access to all lock screen features on the iPhone.
Once installed, Secret-Lock can be toggled in the settings. There are some options to be configured, including the secret Activator gesture that will unlock the lock screen. Everything on the lock screen will be inaccessible until this gesture is performed.
Entering the wrong iOS passcode six times puts the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into disabled mode. While this protects the device from unauthorized access, it can pose a problem when one forgets their own passcode.
Disabled mode will automatically exit after one minute. However, continuing to enter the wrong passcode will have further consequences.
With the recent news of celebrity photos being hacked and distributed around the web, iCloud and Photo Stream users everywhere are considering their own account security. While the hack was not a result of iCloud servers being breached, accounts without 2-step verification and other protective measures can easily be compromised.
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently increased the security measures available to iCloud users. One sure-fire step to prevent photo leaks is to turn off Photo Stream entirely and remove personal content from iCloud. For those who wish to continue using iCloud services, 2-step verification (or two-factor verification) is an essential part of securing your account.
PanicLock is a jailbreak tweak that brings a new layer of security to iOS devices. With panicLock installed, an Activator gesture can be configured to lock access to all apps. This means that even if there is no passcode set, or someone knows the passcode, apps can be locked out completely.
The secret gesture is selected from Settings -> panicLock -> Activation Methods. Once panicLock is installed and configured, performing the secret gesture blocks access to all iOS apps immediately. To disable the lock, invoke the secret gesture a second time.