Is online security as good on a phone and tablet

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    With my desktop pc it has either Norton or windows essentials to use for spyware , online hackers, virus , keyloggers , https ,ect.

    I cannot see any of this in my smart phone or on a playbook tablet, can it be safe to look up bank details and other sensitive sites on these :Eek!:
     
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    Your smartphone can also have (and should have) a security package installed. I use Avast, but many others are available.
     
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    AVG do one which I use on Samsung tablet. :thumb:
    I think Apple are a bit restrictive in what you can have on their products.

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    AVG Free is available for iOS but probably only needed if you forward anything to a friend with an Android or Windows machine.



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    I have avg free on my smart phone but I also have boxpn which was suggested to me by JJ, good call JJ as all I browse when switched on is private and stops hackers stealing your details , I even use it when using data on my sim card but mostly use it when on wi fi as all can be seen from a wi fi connection I believe?
     
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    don't be complacent...

    you should be aware of this..

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/66785-ipad-can-hacked-2.html

     
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    Another vote for AVG from me. I use it one phone tablet and laptop
     
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    Just put AVG on my phone:thumb:
    There was no security on there :Eek!: it`s a bit worrying when it knows where I am at all times and Mr burglar might know I`m not home :Eeek:
     
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