Peace of Mind with the iPad – iPad Security Issues

iPad Security Issues – Security Of Files On The iPad

When I press the home button and move across the slider on my iPad, it goes directly into the applications. Did you know that you can set a pass code from within the settings of the iPad? To do this, what you need to do is to go to the settings application, it is the one with a bit of a gear wheel within the icon. Then go to the general tab and look for the pass code lock. Tap on the passcode lock and you will be prompted to enter your passcode, this will be a 4 digit number. When you put this in the first time you will be asked to confirm the pass code. This is so that you confirm that you have the right passcode entered and I suspect it is so that you can memorise it more easily.

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iPad Security – Setting A Pass Code

You can set it so that the iPad will erase all of the data on your iPad, after ten failed to passcode attempts. Your data protection will be enabled. Once you have set your passcode it is possible for you if you wish, to turn the pass code off. You’ll also see that there is a button within that area, that you can use if you want to change the passcode.

iPad Security Issues – Using Dropbox For iPad

What else can you do to protect your data? If you’re using Dropbox for iPad you may be aware of the concerns that there have been regards using Dropbox. The files that are in Dropbox iPad are not encrypted and the dropbox Company to have access to files. Recently they have stated that they would give over files to the authorities, if they are legally asked or enforced to do so. To a certain extent, one should realise that any files that you put on the cloud are not truly private. The recommendation would be that you should encrypt files yourself using encryption software, if you have data that you do not want to release to the world. Dropbox is a useful way to move or copy files to iPad.

iPad Security Software

Safe  iPad security issues

Keeping your data safe. There is an application called safe that is available for the iPad. Your information within this application is protected by a password and it also uses strong 256 bit encryption. Obviously you do have to bear in mind, that it is only the information that you keep within this application that is going to be protected. If you do need to carry around information about your credit cards or bank accounts, lists of addresses or even plain text files that have sensitive information, then this Safe application, could be what you’re looking for. You are also able to encrypt images that are from your camera or photo library.

iPad Internet security

VPN iPad security

When you are using your iPad, perhaps in your local Starbucks, in a hotel lobby or at the airport while waiting for a flight, you should be aware of iPad Internet security. You might want to consider using an app which gives you a virtual private network, VPN, as this would protect you from a man in the middle attack. As well as hiding your location, a VPN will give you anonymity and give you a secure encrypted connection to the Internet. This could be a thing you might do if you regularly connect to your bank account, while using a Wi-Fi hotspot and could give you some peace of mind.

Just remember that, just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean that they are not out to get you.

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