7 Simple Ways To Keep Your iPad Secure

  1. Don’t leave it lying around
    Although this is common sense, you’ve probably violated this rule more than once. iPads are easy targets for thieves, so don’t let it out of your sight when in a public place – and don’t leave it in plain view in your car or you might end up with a broken window in addition to a stolen iPad.
  2. Use a passcode
    Although it’s not 100% hacker-proof, it will block unauthorized users from accessing your information.
  3. Consider enabling automatic data erasing
    You can configure your iPad to erase your data after 10 failed passcode attempts. Clearly this is not a good solution for anyone who constantly forgets a password or those who have kids who might try to endlessly log in to use your iPad.
  4. Sign up for MobileMe
    As mentioned opposite, this software will allow you to locate a lost iPad and, if it’s not recoverable, you can remotely wipe the device of your private information.
  5. Limit its capabilities
    You can set your iPad to restrict certain functions such as access to Safari, YouTube, installing applications and explicit media content using a passcode. In the corporate world, an IT administrator could set these restrictions for company owned devices. At home, you can use this to restrict what your children can do with your iPad.
  6. Install software updates
    As with all software, make sure you have the latest security updates and patches installed to protect against hackers and viruses.
  7. Only connect to trusted WiFi networks
    Public WiFis are open territory for hackers and identity thieves. Whenever you connect, make sure it’s a legitimate, secure connection.

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