3 Tips for Securing Your iPad (or iPhone)

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Okay, so you got your shiny new iPad.  Cost a couple bucks, right?  Easy to leave behind, right?   Here are a few features that can be used to give it a little more security:

1.  Turn on Passocdes. This allows for a four digit PIN number like your ATM card.  (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4113)

2.  Enable Local Wipe. What this does is automatically initiate a local wipe after several login attempts.  The default is set to 10 failed attempts before everything is gone.  Proceed with caution.  Remember to backup your devices just like your would any other computer, here’s a couple backup links to help you out: iCloud or iTunes via Windows

3. Remote Wipe. Get Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010 Activesync enabled mailboxes.  You can use Outlook Web Access (OWA) if you have an on-premise or hosted Exchange mailbox to wipe the remote device.  That is probably the most business-like way to do it.

iCloud (used to be MobileMe) is not a very good business solution; however, it’s Apple so it’s also an easy way to wipe.    Apple Store has an app which can be run by another iOS device like your iPhone to do a remote wipe (Find My iPhone).