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6 ways to secure your tablets

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If you are reading this article, then you have either a tablet or planning to get one. One of the biggest advantages of having a tablet is enjoying internet on the go. Whether you want to check mails ...

If you are reading this article, then you have either a tablet or planning to get one. One of the biggest advantages of having a tablet is enjoying internet on the go. Whether you want to check mails or take a small conference call, tablets help you stay productive just about anywhere you want.

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    • 6 WaysTo Secure Your Tablets
    • If you are reading this article, then you have either a tablet orplanning to get one. One of the biggest advantages of having atablet is enjoying internet on the go. Whether you want to checkmails or take a small conference call, tablets help you stayproductive just about anywhere you want.However, having continuous internet access just about anywherealso means that your tablet will be vulnerable to a range of onlinethreats that includes identity theft and hackers. Your tabletbecome much more vulnerable to such threats if you are takingadvantage of a public hotspot, rather than your home network.Here are some simple steps to make sure your tablet is safe andsecure, no matter from where you access your web.1. Get 3G compared to free Wi-FiMost of the tablets work on a wireless hotspots, but are you surethat you are on a secure connection. Sometimes, even encryptedWi-Fi connections can make your data accessible to other peopleaccessing the same connection. It is best to go for a 3G or 4Gdata plan to keep your internet surfing secure.2. Use a VPNVirtual private networks (VPN) are available through many mobileservice providers. A VPN connection offers multiple layers ofencryption making your connection secure. You also getadditional features like remote desktop access to access andtransfer files between home and work networks in safe and easyway.3. Do selective browsingIf you are not going for a VPN, then it becomes very importantthat you are very careful browsing websites, when sing Wi-Fihotspot. It is always preferable to be on https addresses ascompared to http, as they are encrypted for improved security.
    • You also need to make sure that your email server uses the sameencryption throughout your session. Avoid doing sensitiveactivities like banking and shopping on your tablet, especially ifyou are on a Wi-Fi network.4. Keep your device secureYes, we now know about online security, however protecting yourtablet from physical thieves is also equally important. You need astrong PIN code or passphrase to avoid any unauthorized access.5. Download only from trusted sourcesEven while you are browsing over a secure network, there arecertain types of websites that can pose as threats to your tabletsecurity. There would be certain sites that try to download files toyour tablet and collect information or even damage your existingfile. Avoid downloading apps from third party source as it can putyour tablet’s security at risk. Stick to trusted app stores like iOSApp Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.6. Update your OS and appsAnother very important thing in securing your tablet is by keepingyour operating system and applications updated. Systemupgrades are very important as with each update you getsignificant security fixes. If you run a previous version of theoperating system then your tablet is much more vulnerable todangers.So, enjoy the connectivity with your tablet, however remember tokeep it secure at all times.