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31/5/2017 0 Comments
Ever since 2013, our Apple Mobile devices have incorporated a great feature called 'AirDrop', to allow Apple device users to share content with other nearby Apple device users.
This feature was covered by an iTandCoffee Club Handy Hint way back in mid 2014: Have you ever Airdropped? (You will need an iTandCoffee Club login to to view this tip - find out more about The iTandCoffee Club here.)
Could Airdrop put you at risk?
A client of iTandCoffee suffered a very nasty experience when she travelled overseas recently. She found that a very rude, abusive message popped up on her iPad screen.
She had no idea where it came from and, concerned her device had been hacked, she reset passwords but remained nervous for the rest of the trip about what she had seen and how it had come to appear on her device.
What happened in this client's case?
This client had her Airdrop set to Everyone, which meant that anyone who was in a near range of her device could 'see' her device in their own Airdrop list, and send her content.
Imagine just how many people might be able to Airdrop things to you when you are at somewhere like an airport!
Is Airdrop dangerous? How can I keep my device secure?
You need to ensure that your Airdrop is either turned off, or set to only allow your 'contacts' to share content with you. If ever you need to 'open up' your Airdrop temporarily to let someone share something with you, always ensure that you turn it back to 'Contacts Only' or 'Everyone'.
If you are not sure how to do this, check out these iTandCoffee Club Handy Hints for iPad/iPhone and Mac. (You will need an iTandCoffee Club login to to view this tip - find out more about The iTandCoffee Club here.)
And don't forget make sure the kids' devices have their Airdrop restricted too.
Learning about features like this
At iTandCoffee, we so often hear the words "How was I supposed to know about that?"!
We know it is difficult to understand and keep up with all the things that your technology is capable of.
This is why iTandCoffee runs classes such as
See our Session Schedule for more details of what's coming up soon at iTandCoffee in Glen Iris.
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