Don’t leave it lying around Although this is common sense, you’ve probably violated this rule more than once. iPads are easy targets for thieves, so don’t let it out of your sight when in a public place – and don’t leave it in plain view in your car or you might end up with a bro-ken window in addition to a stolen iPad.
Use a passcode Although it’s not 100% hacker-proof, it will block unauthorized users from accessing your information.
Consider enabling automatic data erasing You can configure your iPad to erase your data after 10 failed passcode attempts. Clearly this is not a good solution for anyone who constantly forgets a password or those who have kids who might try to endlessly log in to use your iPad.
Sign up for MobileMe As mentioned opposite, this software will al-low you to locate a lost iPad and, if it’s not recoverable, you can re-motely wipe the device of your private information.
Limit its capabilities You can set your iPad to restrict certain func-tions such as access to Safari, YouTube, installing applications and ex-plicit media content using a passcode. In the corporate world, an IT administrator could set these restrictions for company owned devices. At home, you can use this to restrict what your children can do with your iPad.
Install software updates As with all software, make sure you have the latest security updates and patches installed to protect against hackers and viruses.
Only connect to trusted WiFi networks Public WiFis are open terri-tory for hackers and identity thieves. Whenever you connect, make sure it’s a legitimate, secure connection.