1. angelababy's Avatar
    In the light of the recent AT&T security breach, computer repair and support company Rescuecom has come up with five top tips to help you ensure that your iPad is protected. Some of them youve probably thought of already, but there might be a couple of gems in there that havent occurred to you.

    1. Turn off the 3G Network Although AT&T has said that its dealt with the threat, if youre still a little anxious, turning off 3G temporarily will protect your data from any further attack.

    2. Request a new SIM from AT&T The ICC-ID numbers that the hackers were able to access were attached to each users SIM. Changing the SIM will therefore change the ICC-ID as well, and youll no longer need to worry about it having been compromised.

    3. Confirm any email from Apple or AT&T Just as on your PC or Mac, phishing attacks pose a major threat to your iPads security, so if you get an email supposedly from someone at Apple or AT&T, confirm that it actually came from them, and remember that the genuine companies never ask for personal information or login information via email.

    4. Change your email address A bit drastic, but if youre really worried that your email details have got into the wrong hands, your best bet might be to change your email address.

    5. Be careful what you use your iPad for Again, if youre really worried about security, Rescuecom suggests avoiding mobile banking or anything that transmits personal information, especially when on a 3G network. Probably not necessary as AT&T says its dealt with the threat and beefed up its security, but something to bear in mind just in case.

    Source: Rescuecom
    06-13-2010 11:06 PM
  2. west3man's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    06-14-2010 09:34 AM
  3. angelababy's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Maybe these tips are common sence, but I hope they can remind others care of information security.
    06-14-2010 11:13 AM
  4. MobileMania's Avatar
    Thank you for the heads up. I hope every iPad owner can read this just to be in the know.
    06-18-2010 07:51 AM
  5. fresh1's Avatar
    Good post .. Thanks
    06-18-2010 02:58 PM
  6. Mr4thQuarter's Avatar
    Excellent thoughts, will try everything but changing my email address
    06-21-2010 10:56 AM