I have often wondered if it is necessary to change the password on my computer; 
when installing something new, the wifi is on and I am required to type in the 
password to complete the installation. Does this password need changing on a 
regular basis?

Pat

> On 13 Oct 2016, at 13:09, Ronni Brown <ro...@mac.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Tony,
> 
>> Is it possible that whilst I am on the phone to a caller that a hacker can 
>> search my phone for personal details whilst the conversation is in progress?
> 
> NO, that is not possible in iOS! 
> Unless you have ‘Jail Broken’ your iPhone.
> 
> "If you follow all best practices and don't give out your passcode or 
> passwords, your iPhone is a pretty secure device. 
> Apple's "walled garden" that many people hate so much does a lot to protect 
> the average user." 
> It's encrypted by default and even Apple can't access your data without the 
> encryption key (your passcode). 
> 
> It's much easier to hack you than it is to hack your iPhone. Meaning, make 
> sure you don't tell anyone your passcode/passwords and that you use different 
> passcode/passwords for different devices. 
> Make sure your answers to your Recovery questions are not easily found on 
> Facebook (your pets name, your mother's maiden name, etc).
> 
> Ronni’s warning: If you are concerned about privacy & security, NEVER use 
> Facebook!
> 
> Cheers,
> Ronni
> 
> 13-inch MacBook Air (April 2014)
> 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost to 3.3GHz
> 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
> 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
> 
> macOS Sierra 10.12
> 
> 
>> On 13 Oct. 2016, at 11:50 am, Anthony (Tony) Francis <antne...@mac.com 
>> <mailto:antne...@mac.com>> wrote:
>> 
>> Thank you Ronni
>> 
>> As I only gave out the name of the Insurance Company and details of the 
>> Policies that I hold ie, Car, House and contents, and no other details I 
>> feel that this may have been a legitimate call.
>> 
>> Is it possible that whilst I am on the phone to a caller that a hacker can 
>> search my phone for personal details whilst the conversation is in 
>> progress?? All of my Bank details are held on my Computer, I don’t have 
>> anything worth hacking on my iphone other than my Contacts and that sort of 
>> information.
>> 
>> Thank you
>> 
>> Kindest Regards
>> 
>> Tony
>> 
> 
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