Tips to Secure your Tablet
Tablets are the new age computing devices which are taking over the market in a big way. The larger screen and portability of the Tablets permits you to browse the internet on the go and be in touch with your office work with more convenience.
Tablets have now gained prominence in mobile computing as the next generation computer. However, the safety concerns of the data in a Tablet are as much at a high risk as a normal laptop computer or a desktop computer.
It is, therefore, very important to keep your Tablet PC safe from any potential threat. You may keep your Tablets safe from theft or loss of data by exercising the following few steps.
These updates are included because the developers of a particular app keep fixing the bugs that the hackers may have identified and might end up taking advantage of.
It is very important that you install these updates regularly so that your Tablet PC is safe from the threats that lurk in the flaws of the older version of an app.
Secure you Tablet with a strong security password: To ensure the login security of the Tablet is just as important as to ensure the physical security of your Tablet.
A Tablet only permits a certain number of log-in attempts after which the device either gets permanently locked or the data gets wiped out.
If your Tablet is secured with a difficult to crack login ID there are fewer chances of someone accessing your data unless he/she knows the password.
Be wary of fake applications: The availability of free applications encourages one to download a lot of applications at behest.
However, one needs to be very careful that one is not downloading a malicious app that is a virus and malware infested. They can steal all the data on your Tablet or even keep a tab on your usernames and passwords.
This is more prevalent in case of Android Tablets as Apple exercises stricter guidelines over the applications which are available in its AppStore.
To secure your Tablet from a threat from fake applications can be dealt with by a mobile security application of a well-known brand so that it can detect threats and block them before they infect your Tablet PC.
Avoid open Wi-Fi connection: Public Wi-Fi areas are usually not safe because the wireless network of such areas cannot be trusted.
In case you are using Wi-Fi in a public place and you are browsing a page that does not use a Secure Socket Layer to encrypt the communication on your system, it can be captured by anybody else in the same network.
In such an instance it is advisable to use VPN as it provides a more secure platform internet browsing and sharing confidential information.
Physical security and Remote Wipeout in a case of theft or robbery: One should keep one’s Tablets close as they have a very high demand in the black markets.
You can download the application called “Find My iPhone” for iPads and a similar application for the Android Tablets that can locate your Tablet with the help of the GPS chip that is placed inside the Tablet.
There may be a chance which you find out that you cannot retrieve your Tablet, in that case, you should remotely wipe out your Tablet by using “Remote wipe” for Android from Google or by using “Mobile Me” for iPad.
This would ensure that nobody else will be able to access any information that was stored on your Tablet PC. The guidelines stated above will make sure that your data is safe even if your Tablet PC is stolen.134