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iPad security

by debdedoos / October 26, 2012 10:14 AM PDT

Is it safe to purchase online or do Internet banking with an iPad as it doesn't seem to have any security

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Are you saying you didn't use a password lock on your ipad?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2012 10:42 AM PDT
In reply to: iPad security

It's optional and many folk are rather insecure about PC use. They'll autologon, have the browser save passwords and then may declare the units unsafe or insecure.

I wish I had a mirror.
Bob

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re password lock
by debdedoos / October 26, 2012 5:49 PM PDT

Hi, what I am saying is that I have trend micro on my laptop and feel safe buying things on the internet and doing internet banking because of the firewall etc but I have bought an ipad and there is no security program for it, so I want to know just how safe it is.

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Ahh, that's it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 12:31 AM PDT
In reply to: re password lock

Since Windows had issues we learned to add more security. Apple took another approach and built security right into their products.

-> Now I see why you feel unsafe. If Apple didn't convince you I can safely bet that Symantec will sell you some security products.
Bob

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I see
by debdedoos / October 27, 2012 11:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Ahh, that's it.

Thanks for your help, I think it's because you can't physically see anything that relates to security so it makes you wonder

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What about something else to protect you?
by timmylish / November 2, 2012 1:13 PM PDT
In reply to: I see

Use a VPN !

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Did you research this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2012 4:12 PM PDT

That Russian VPN made the news. It appears folks are getting ripped off on this one.
Bob

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Russian VPN ?
by timmylish / November 3, 2012 8:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you research this?

I,ve got one of those, to-gether with a British one, American one and a Swis one. All work very well and are entirely satisfactory with great security.

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So your Internet traffic ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 3, 2012 8:17 AM PDT
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can be read by the NSA in America, MI6 in the UK and the KGB in Russia. That's a very wide audience.

Kees

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Well its better them knowing
by timmylish / November 3, 2012 8:54 AM PDT

than people trying to copy/alter c/c,s, other banking info and of course, emails to my Grand-children!

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