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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by andymelv12, Sep 4, 2011.

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    Do you need Internet security for ipad2 for paying bills going on online banking apps? New to all this!!
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    I don't think there is any software to protect your iPad. I also heard that Apple has his own "security" installed on your iPad. So I think there is only just the security Apple gives us.
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    If you don't jailbreak and only install apple approved apps, than you won't have to worry about anything.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    Use your bank's app and avoid using any wi-fi while banking unless you control its security or trust whoever controls its security. For instance, don't do banking over hotel, airport or coffee shop wi-fi.
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    What does JB have to do with security?
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    For the most part security on the iPad is the same as security on any laptop (minus the need for virus protection software).

    Don't visit sensitive sites on an open network (one you can get on without entering a password). 3G is actually pretty secure. There are ways of breaking it, but it takes special equipment, and if you follow the rest of the advice is still not enough for a hacker to get your info.

    Visit your site directly from your own bookmarks, not emails. It's a common practice for phishers to sent look-alike emails asking you to verify your account info, or some such. Very few legitimate banks will ask you for this info in an email.

    When you visit a secure site look for two things. One, the address in the URL bar should begin with https:// (not just http://). Somewhere on the browser, usually in the title bar, you will see a small icon of a pad lock. These two things mean your information is being encrypted between your device and the site.

    Never tell a secure site to Remember your password. If you do then the next person to pick up your iPad can go right back to the site, and be logged on.

    Always logoff the site when done. Again, if the session is not finished someone could come by, pick up your iPad and go to that site. This will time out eventually, but sites vary on how long that takes.

    Don't access your site where people can be easily looking over your shoulder. This is still one of the most common ways for people to get in trouble.

    Use a good password. No matter how inconvenient, a password easy for you to remember is probably easy for someone else to guess. And a sense of humor does not necessarily translate into good security, more often the opposite. Choosing a password from your favorite Mel Brooks show is not recommended, especially if it's luggage related.

    There's more. It is a good idea to educate yourself on internet security. It is mostly about knowing what to look for, and what not to do. There is no special software pill that will make you safe. Only knowledge will help with that.

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