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Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones – and more recently tablets – are rapidly catching up with computers 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 in any room in the house.

However, this high level of convenience is accompanied by higher levels of risk. Because smartphones and tablets are so small 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 with more security rules. 
 

Charging Mobile Purchases

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

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.

Viruses & Spyware

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

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.

Transferring Money

Transfer money safely using your mobile.

Wireless Networks & Hotspots

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