security on mobile devices

i read daily about security programs for my computer, but what about security for my tablet and phone (ipad mini and iphone)?

i would love to use my tablet for banking, but (as far as i know) i have no security on it to make that safe - on my laptop, there evidently is ample security and i have done banking there for years with no problems - the security program seems to do an excellent job of taking care of malware, viruses, and other junk

but i have added no security program to the tablet or phone - i very rarely use my password manager on either mobile device - what do i need to know/do, please, in order to ensure safety for mobile banking and a few other important tasks?

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Here's the thing.

Are you asking for security beyond https? For now that is an encrypted link during browsing.

The real problem with mobile internet are free wifi spots. Just don't. CNET writes about that many times so I'm going with https is fine, but free wifi is never fine except to read the news.

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Here's the thing

thank you for your response - i do know to be sure i am on a https site and i rarely use wifi outside my home - i just do not understand why computers need a variety of security measures whereas mobile devices don't (or at least as far as i know)

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And folk that don't know will get suckerred into

"More security" to the point they break what they have or fall for an fake antivirus and their devices are owned by others.

Part of the "computers" issue is WINDOWS. iOS, Android are very different beasts but here's a recurring issue. All of these allow us to install a trojan or malware. In the case of my phone I stick to the app stores and never sideload (well except for the apps we write at the office.)

And Windows did get better. If I don't install malware, trojans or such then I'm great. Windows 10 now comes with Defender whose scores vastly improved so I can get by with that and Web Of Trust since I want to know if the site's rating. I get warned off sites that are horrible (RED) or dodgy (orange/yellow.)

I have that addon in my phone too.

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