Hi Guys,

Did you know that the SIM card in your mobile phone can be a severe security risk to you? Attackers, if they can access your SIM card, will be able to do all sorts of nasty things, such as remotely installing spyware directly onto your SIM card, allowing them to listen to your calls and read your text messages. They can even intercept any 2-factor authentication messages sent to your device to access your bank account or authorize a payment. Most people do not think that a piece of plastic like a SIM card can be attacked, but it happens every day. We are in the process of adding a SIM card protection feature to Incognito that will keep you safe from this type of attack, but in the meantime, you can add a password to your SIM card, which will give you a massive extra layer of protection. Here is how to to do for both Android and iPhone:

Before you set up a SIM card lock, you should ensure you know the PIN given to you by your network provider. Most of the time, the default password is ‘0000.’

For Android

* Go to Settings
* Lock screen and security
* Other security settings
* Set up SIM card lock
* Enable the slider to Lock the SIM card.

For iPhone

* Go to Settings
* Cellular/Mobile Data
* Enter your existing PIN to confirm, and the SIM lock will be activated.

For iPad

* Go to Settings
* Mobile Data
* Enter your existing PIN to confirm, and the SIM lock will be activated

Please let me know if you need any help with this.

Have a great day.

Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.