iPad/Gmail Security Breach?
I recently purchased an iPad in the UK and set it up to have it use my GoogleMail account. Within 24 hours, my GMail account had been hacked and used to contact scores of people on my contact list, using a list that was at least a year old. This hack attack was a rather crude attempt to scam money from my friends. This caused no end of difficulty for me and some consternation on the part of my non-technical friends and contacts, including my bank manager.
I am now trying to figure out if the breach was an iPad breach or a GMail breach.
My suspicion is that the hack attack was the result of a weakness in the iPad security.
The purpose of this post is to invite evidence or comments from others who may have had similar difficulties with the iPad/GMail combo.
You need to ask yourself, "what security I have on iPad?" Have I firewall there, antivirus, or some other application you would normally have on your home computer? Is your wireless access secure? Just to put iPad on the web without any action on your behalf is naivity of first degree. Out of shop iPad is totally insecure.
It just show how risky it is to use small devices for secure purpose.
I would suggest it was your breach.
yeah the ipad and any mobile device that is capable of connecting to the internet mac based linux based android based, symbian or windows based you should always have a antivirus and a firewall running on it. Just because its not a full blown PC does not mean it cannot be infiltrated by virus' and hackers.
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