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Can IPod tablets be hacked?

by dbodron / June 10, 2013 9:31 AM PDT


I know your time is valuable, but I am in the situation of asking for a second opinion. Thank you for your help.

My personal computers have been hacked and I decided to renounce at using computers.

There for, I am thinking about buying an iPod tablet, do not use my email on it (I have another tablet for that, in order to prevent being hacked via an email link), do not allow physical access to my new tablet, connect it to Internet and use Microsoft Office. I am going to have to put data from my new tablet either in Dropbox or on an usb drive, and then transfer them to a computer on my place of work. I will have to install Microsoft Office, Skype, Dropbox and Geogebra. I made some research on the Internet and found opinions that a tablet can and cannot be hacked, and if it can be hacked is through downloading some programs.

Could you please tell me if my new tablet could be hacked? Is it possible that my Skype account is compromised and would allow access to my tablet through using it? Or my Dropbox? I do not think Geogebra is usable as a way to access my new device. Can a tablet be intercepted through using the same usb drive on it and on another computer (assuming the computer will be hacked)?

Thank you again.

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I'm going with yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 9:53 AM PDT

And it's not so much the iPod tablet (commonly called the iPad) but my iTunes account is not entirely under my control. This is something I'd like to correct but Apple wants me to add my credit card information before they fix the issue and I will not enter that until Apple fixes the issue.

Since to get apps and such from the Apple system you need an iTunes account then what you want appears to not be here.

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I was expecting a yes
by dbodron / June 10, 2013 12:40 PM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with yes.

Thank you for your answer. I was expecting a yes. I do not know much about computers, iPads and so on, but I imagine that once something has been invented, it is possible to have the opposite being invented.

I am sorry about your issue regarding the iTune account, I am not fully aware of these kind of problems, I have several accounts on Internet, and yes, you are wright, they all ask for your credit card, social security, all your data. My computers are hacked by a person I know, he manages to do something that allows him to come back in my computer even after I reinstall the system. And I do this very often, monitor programs installed and not use email. I once read that if someone wants to break any of your devices, he is able to succeed. So I guess that your yes response is the correct one. Thank you again.

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If it's Someone You Know . . .
by Devoted2as / June 19, 2013 4:35 PM PDT
In reply to: I was expecting a yes

Ask him/her to stop. Say it isn't right.
Keep changing ALL your passwords often, everyday if necessary.
Keep trying.
Good luck.

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