VeriSign warning over Apple iPad security

'use a password to protect your device and the online accounts you access from it,' security company warns

Security specialists VeriSign has warned of the security dangers iPad users might face, when Apple's device finally goes on sale in the UK late next month, particularly business users.

VeriSign, a Internet infrastructure service provider, has warned of the security dangers complacent iPad users might face, when Apple's device finally goes on sale in the UK late next month, particularly business users.Phil D'Angio, director of business development at VeriSign said: "Companies need to be aware that while they might be computing on the go and not using traditional devices they're still connecting to the web and the usual rules apply: use a password to protect your device and the online accounts you access from it."

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Click here for more Apple iPad coverageEarlier this month, Apple's Steve Jobs revealed a number of new features due with the iPhone 4.0 Software Update, that should appeal to business users including multiple Exchange accounts on one phone, along with the ability wirelessly distribute applications anywhere in the world from businesses own servers.VeriSign facilitates as many as 50 billion authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) queries a day, the company insists, enabling transactions and protecting valuable data. A release date and UK pricing for Apple's iPad will be announced on Monday 10 May.

This story, "VeriSign warning over Apple iPad security" was originally published by Macworld U.K..

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