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How to secure your smartphone and tablet PC when travelling

Make sure your devices don't get hacked

We've become accustomed to having ready access to the internet just about anywhere. The problem is, it's easy to forget how vulnerable that makes us to security threats. We show you what's secure and what's not, and how to make sure your smartphones and tablet PCs don't get hacked the next time you step out of the house.

If you still get hacked...

If you do everything right and still have your information stolen, what should you do? The damage can often be repaired simply by changing your password (to one much stronger) and sending a message via the network that was affected, explaining what happened. What if one of your devices gets stolen? Be sure that all of your mobile devices have a remote wipe or autowipe feature. For Apple's iPhone and iPad, there's Apple's MobileMe service. GoogleApps offers a solution for Android as well. If your device is lost or you know there's been a breach, you can quickly and remotely perform a factory reset from any computer connected to the internet, wiping out all of the device's data and even locking it indefinitely.

See also: 10 fixes for your worst PC security nightmares

  1. Make sure your devices don't get hacked
  2. 9 tips for keeping devices safe
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  4. If you still get hacked
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