Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tablet and smartphone security

When my new Nexus 10 tablet arrived my first thought was to reproduce my Galaxy S3 experience. I downloaded the same set of apps and put a lengthy security code on it. But that doesn't really work. The security soon had to come off as the tablet became a shared and "to hand" family facility. It's got the newspaper, the crossword for Clare and it's good for books and the iPlayer.

Where's the sweet spot between usability and security? What I've done is uninstall Dropbox and Blogger, and not install any financial apps (Bank etc). It wouldn't be great to lose it but at least the impact would be bounded and more manageable.

The smartphone is altogether better protected but only I have to navigate its security.