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When I travel overseas I quite often have difficulty using my iPad as a lot of free wifi connections that I get with hotels etc say not secure connection when I try to connect. How can I again this?

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The only secure connection will be at your house,ALL free wifi is not secure,just dont use your credit card or important things on it,or buy your own airtime card

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  • johnny rebel Apr 21, 2017

    apple products are more secure,ask your apple store to fix the settings for you and then you can receive wifi on it,but,dont use any credit cards or personal stuff and dont click on anything that you dont ask to be there,like instant messages,never click on them.

  • johnny rebel Apr 21, 2017

    if you ever see anything like teamviewer,,DO NOT CLICK ON IT,TURN YOUR TABLET OFF.

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