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Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones and  tablets have overtaken computers in popularity because of the way they enable you to live your life without interruption, rather than around your desk at home or in the office. With mobile internet, email, social networking and cloud storage, you can carry out most of the tasks that you can on a computer … but in a café, out shopping, in the park, working away from the office or anywhere around or outside the house.

However, this high level of convenience is accompanied by higher levels of risk. Because mobile devices are so compact and portable, they are easier to lose or steal, leading to potential breaches to your personal and financial security or, at best, inconvenience. And because of where you can use your device, the risks from using it online can also be greater than those from using your home or office-based computer. 

Always remember that your device is not ‘just a phone’, but think of it as a computer, but needing different security rules. 

Changing wireless passwords/SSIDs

How to change the password & SSID on your wireless router

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps can make life so easy, but you do need to take precauttions

Public Places

It’s especially important to be careful going online when out and about.

Safe Disposal

Disposing of smartphones or tablets should be done with care.

Social Media Phishing

Clicking on links in unsolicited social media posts can spell danger

Transferring Money

Transfer money safely using your mobile.

Viruses & Spyware

Viruses and spyware can affect your mobile or tablet too. Find out more.

Your Connected Home

Today’s connected home makes life smarter and easier. Is your home connected safely?

Charging Mobile Purchases

Be careful before paying for downloads & other content by smartphone or tablet.

Physical Security

Some great tips for looking after your smartphone or tablet.

QR Codes

How do you know that a QR code is safe? Find out here.


Smishing is where you are defrauded via an approach from a text message

Spam Text Messages

You can report spam texts by forwarding them to one number: 7726

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

The very important difference between company and consumer VPNs

Wireless Networks & Hotspots

Setting up and using wireless connections with mobile devices and smartphones.