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Kindle Fire HD security software?

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Initial post: Nov 21, 2012 9:08:00 PM PST
Lorr914 says:
what security software is needed with tablets like the fire HD?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 9:46:52 PM PST
A. Dietz says:

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 10:09:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 10:09:39 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
There is mobile version of virus protection but it is not a big issue like it is with computers. You can use a virus software if it makes you feel better but it is not really needed for a tablet.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 11:59:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2012 12:00:38 AM PST
I agree that virus protection isn't much of an issue but id theft and privacy violations are serious concerns for anyone who uses public wifi hotspots with a KF. I use a vpn service on my Nexus 7 but the original Fire didn't support vpn connections and I don't think the HD does either. This article discusses the problem and offers some suggestions:

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 4:57:13 AM PST
Lorr914 says:
Thank you for the feedback, it's appreciated

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 5:59:10 PM PST
breaux says:
I agree: a VPN capability is very much needed for the Kindle Fire. Without it, I would be very careful when using any wifi connection that I wasn't sure had adequate security. For me, I will disable the wireless feature when in public and won't use on any wifi networks absent an emergency. Some might see this as extreme, but, obviously, I don't think so. Without VPN or the knowledge that you're using a protected wifi connection, your signal is ripe for the picking.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 6:20:10 AM PST
Edwina Lay says:
What kind of security c
an i get for my new kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 7:21:13 AM PST
Edwina, if you have a Fire, the Avast Mobile Security App available in the Amazon App Store is good (recommended by a lot of the geeky sites I frequent). It's free, but has no ads and does not constantly "phone home" (except for updates). I'm not sure if it has been updated to include all the Fires yet, so check first. I have it installed on my 2nd Gen Fire.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 5:43:18 AM PST
Richmond99 says:
Whoever answered "none,"what is your proof? So we can never download malicious software or visit a site with it? No virus can ever access our credit card or email info? No one can ever snoop on an unprotected hotel wifi? wow amazon can do that with all of kindle's issues while no one else can with their hardware?

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 5:23:33 PM PDT
marc sidoti says:
my 7 yr old has a kindle fire and im looking for a way to stop him from purchasing all the apps he wants all the time is there a way to stop him?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2016 2:49:54 PM PDT
Joy Upton says:
Please explain why you say none. Have a Kindle Fire and Avast Secuirty is not available. When I want to check my email when I'm on a train, is it secure with a Kindle Fire? Is reading my books in 3M Cloud?
Need help understanding. Verizon says their security on my Samsung phone is enough security that I don't need Avast away from home. Do you know if that is accurate? Thanks for any help with my understanding.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2016 2:53:47 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
"Please explain why you say none."

Since they wrote that statement on "Nov 21, 2012 9:46:52 PM PST", that statement might not be accurate....
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