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Five Ways to Secure a Web Browser for a Tablet

It is important to secure your tablet’s web browser before you go internet surfing. Here are five ways to do it…

  1. Use a secured wireless network for WiFi or 3G/4G connection. Using unencrypted wireless networks are very insecure and can be a way for hackers and other threats to happen to your device.
  2. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs are available through your mobile service provider (if you have one, like 3G/4G access). They provide an extra layer of protection (sometimes multiple layers of encryption) to secure your web browsing.
  3. Keep the OS and apps up-to-date. Check for updates at least twice a week for the OS and apps. System upgrades provide multiple security and functionality updates. It’s good to keep apps up-to-date to avoid security exploits.
  4. Only download from trusted sources. If it looks bad, it probably is. Stick to trusted apps stores such as Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon: App Store.
  5. Have a good secure plan. Use a pin code or passphrase to secure access. It’s important to use adequate mobile protection. Because hackers and virus makers are always crafting new threats. Monitoring the latest security threats is a great idea as well, to know how to stay protected from them also.

Apple distributes iOS 6.0.1 with special update tool, fixing Passbook access issues

iOS 6.0.1 was released recently, fixing a slew of issues in the mobile operating system, here’s the overview:

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug that sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

This update is highly recommended, especially because the Passbook issue being fixed. It also includes an update tool, which automatically prepares the iPhone/tablet OS for future updates.

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