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This week somebody.
Some idiot out there stole my iPad.
-- was I angry.
But you know the real -- wasn't the device itself.
-- the earliest version of the iPad the iPad one point out.
But the dirty little secret of these nifty devices that you can't keep them forever because they become obsolete really fast.
Eventually they don't have enough memory to accept new operating systems or they simply Wear out in fact.
I checked the reseller sites to find out just how much my device was worth the -- sold it.
A 125 -- astonishing given the fact I paid 900 bucks just three years ago.
At any rate the real loss wasn't the machine it was a personal data stored on it.
Because just like everybody else I conduct all of my -- personal and professional on my -- -- banking email you name it.
And because I had been focused on the convenience of the device rather than personal security.
I put myself at risk for having my personal identity stolen my bank account -- and my personal secrets shared with the world you could it.
Tweeted F me -- -- My boxer.
Vacationed out my cat with very little leopard.
Savvy thieves can use your browsing history or -- payment profiles to swipe a credit card or banking information Social Security number or other personal information.
You get the picture thieves love these devices.
Phones and I had to break at that top of the most stolen list.
So tonight some ideas for securing your iPad and your personal information number line.
Keep your iPad up to date and that apps current I know sometimes you don't want to do a picture got to.
New operating systems had the most up to date security protections.
Number -- and this is essential.
Password protect the iPad I didn't do it because look I love the convenience to ease of getting into the machine without doing that but.
It's just not worth it.
Go to settings in the main window -- general on the left pass code a lock on the right if you wanna put in a more complex because I advise it.
You do that by turning off the simple pass code and by touching turn pass -- on the league in put eight characters.
-- -- Now why your in settings turn on erase data at this means that all your data will be automatically -- if somebody -- puts Iran passcode ten times in arrow.
Can you hear thief -- I can't.
And -- for the club can help.
If -- information is on the -- you have more options -- I clad.
I cloud that is dot com or you can set up a ring -- or message to be displayed on your iPad if it's stolen or misplaced.
Assuming your iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network you can also remotely -- missing iPad I did that with your basket or start a remote -- to remove.
All of your personal data restoring the -- -- to factory settings.
You do you get rid of that whole problem with somebody stealing your personal data -- you -- you lose the iPad itself.
Now if they haven't to be offline you can attempt to locate it by using the find my iPhone app which -- we'll send you an email alert as soon as you're missing the -- Is on -- network.
I -- also offers a lot to -- that allows you to immediately lockyer device and send a message with a contact number.
Hopefully whoever finds your device called -- in the number that's posted from the -- screen without accessing the rest -- the information on your device.
Log into -- iCloud account or use the find my iPhone -- to see your missing apple device at a map.
And -- by the way.
You can select alarm to sound of an unauthorized user tries to -- -- I love that idea.
Just a few ideas I wish I had taken advantage -- -- you can be sure my next iPad will be locked down tight.
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