Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to Dyessck)
iOS devices are pretty much devoid of threats. Unless you are really stupid when seeing attempts at finding out your identity, you are safe.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to Dyessck)
... Do I need norton or another protection package for my new ipad?
How is my information protected from hackers or a virus etc.
Simple. All iOS software is distributed through the App Store, and Apple does not distribute viruses.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to tonefox)
Normal Windows or Mac applications do not run on iPad's iOS.
You cannot simply download applications and install them.
As for the Virus question, there are no known viruses for iOS. so no need for an anti virus.
As tonefox pointed out, as long as you don't visit dodgy websites, or give out your info to just any page, you should be safe.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Dyessck)
The biggest key, as the others have mentioned is safe internetting. Don't click on those random links, don't give out your info, etc. Even if you happen to open a contaminated mail and it tries to install something it won't work because the iPad's operating system will not 'talk to' .exe files, which is what most viruses are, executable files that run on your PC.