Safety Online

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Virus and Anti-Virus
Scams
Secure Access
Identity Theft

Not everyone is trustworthy. The sheer size of the internet and the “virtual” anonymity of transactions and conversations mean ever more vigilance is required. The YOURLifeChoices Security, Spam and Scams page is aimed at providing you with the latest news and updates to keep you secure. Why not get a Free Anti-Virus Scanner, find out the latest Spam and Scams doing the rounds so you are not hit, or read up on how to prevent Identity Theft!

Don’t fall foul of tax scam

Don’t fall foul of tax scam

If you receive a call from the ATO demanding money, hang up.

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Fake emails explained

Fake emails explained

Drew explains how you can protect yourself from email scams.

Is PayPal safe?

Is PayPal safe?

Bobby is trying to buy a gift online, and the only payment option offered is ...

How to make a strong password

How to make a strong password

Learn how to create a memorable and hack-proof internet password.

How to turn off your spying tech

How to turn off your spying tech

Four everyday technologies that are spying on you, and how to turn them off.

Viruses & Antivirus

Viruses and malware explained

This simple guide will help you understand malware and viruses in all their forms.

Stay safe online

ISIS malicious email warning

ACMA is warning computer users of an email scam which may contain a malicious virus.

Be careful when checking email

iPhone and iPad virus

The first significant virus to infect iPhones and iPads has just been discovered.

Stay protected

Scams

New email scam

One of our members was recently caught off guard by a new email scam.

Avoid losing thousands

ISIS malicious email warning

ACMA is warning computer users of an email scam which may contain a malicious virus.

Be careful when checking email

Avoid online dating scams

How to spot and avoid online dating scams and what to do if a scammer contacts you

Get scam-savvy

Secure Access

Securing your Google account

Drew explains how to secure your account through mobile verification.

Stay secure online

The 25 worst internet passwords

Online security experts SplashData has been compiled a list of the most hacked passwords.

Are you guilty of using any of these?

Tips to keep your data secure

The internet is not as safe or secure as it used to be

Protect your passwords

Identity Theft

Avoiding identity theft

It’s estimated that one in five Australians are affected by identity theft.

Is your identity safe?

Identity theft and fraud

IDcare is a new charity which aims to help victims of identity theft find their footing.

Find help

Is your smartphone being tracked?

New spy software could allow your partner to record all your smartphone activity.

Are you being tracked?

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