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Losing Control of your Digital Life: Tablet Cybersecurity Tips

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Happy New Year!

In 2012, we started to outline several ways in which your tablet could be putting you at risk, from wireless hotspots to unencrypted email servers to downloading apps from untrustworthy sources. Well, it may be a new year, but we are going to continue our countdown, unveiling the rest of our Tablet Cybersecurity Tips.

  1. Virtual Private Networks (VPN): If available through your mobile service provider, always use a VPN. This offers tablet users, like you, a safe and secure way to surf the Internet without compromising your sensitive data.
  2. Physical Thieves: Cybersecurity threats are ever present, but you must not ignore physical threats, as well. This is why it is so important to have a strong PIN code or passphrase to prevent unauthorized access.
  3. Security Apps: A good security app could be the difference between safely surfing the net and putting your sensitive data at risk. These apps are similar to computer security software and can help protect your tablet from malware and other online threats.
  4. Update your Software: It is critical that you keep your tablet and software up to date. This is the best way to protect your tablet and your data. Many updates contain vital security fixes. If you ignore these updates, you could unknowingly be putting your data at risk.

So please be safe!

If you have any questions, please contact Working Nets by calling (443) 992-7394 or visit WorkingNets.com today!

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Source: Securing a tablet for web browsing in six easy steps

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