7 tips to avoid ID theft and fraud when shopping with an iPad

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  1. sobore
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    sobore Gold Member

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    Shopping online with your iPad need be no riskier than shopping online with a computer. Some of the risks may be unique to using a mobile device (including smart phones and Android tablets), while others are similar to those you face when shopping with a desktop or laptop at home.

    Here are seven effective ways to minimize the risk of credit card fraud or identity theft when you shop (or bank) using your iPad.

    1. Secure the basics
    To protect your iPad should it be stolen or out of your sight for a time,set up a passcode lock of at least 8 alphanumeric characters and limit the number of passcode attempts a stranger can make. Also turn on the Auto-Lock (which locks the iPad after it has been inactive for a few minutes). If you want to be extra cautious, disable Bluetooth when you're not using it, as nearby strangers may be able to use it to hack into your iPad.

    Smart phones are also often used for shopping. The video below offers valuable advice on how to secure your smart phone. Much of it also applies to the iPad.

    Read More: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/03/shopping-safely-with-an-ipad/index.htm
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    That doesn't make sense. You can use a 4 digit numerical code, but not longer than 4 numbers.
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