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Update these iPhone settings

iPhone privacy settings you need to update

Update these iPhone settings

There are privacy issues that iPhone users need to address themselves.

Passport changes will cause delays

Passport changes will cause diabolical delays: expert

Passport changes will cause delays

Emergent passport technology could cause diabolical delays at airports, says expert.

Your iPhone is tracking you

Your iPhone is tracking you

Your iPhone is tracking you

Your every movement is recorded as a location along with a date and time stamp.

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

Security flaw exposed in popular computer brand

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

Kaspersky exposed a security flaw targeting the world’s fifth largest computer company.

How to find hidden cameras

How to find hidden cameras in your hotel room

How to find hidden cameras

What would you do if you found a hidden camera in your hotel room or ...

Don’t wear lotion at the airport!

Why you shouldn’t wear lotion at the airport

Don’t wear lotion at the airport!

A common ingredient found in soap and hand lotion can set off airport sensors.

Scammers pose as NBN employees

scammer at door

Scammers pose as NBN employees

Don’t hand over your financial information to the NBN. They won’t ever ask for it.

Google plans to kill the password

How Google plans to kill off the password

Google plans to kill the password

The latest update from Google spells the end of the ‘password’ over the next decade. ...

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

New car owners could have their driving activity recorded.

Delete yourself from the internet

How to delete yourself from the internet

Delete yourself from the internet

Fear not: erasing yourself from the internet is possible.

Tips for smarter online shopping

Tips for smarter online shopping

Tips for smarter online shopping

Follow these tips for smarter online shopping.

Must-have new Google tool

Must-have new Google tool

Must-have new Google tool

Google has released a must download extension for its internet browser Google Chrome.

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

The ACCC warns people to be careful who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day.

Your personal data is at risk

Massive data breach puts your personal data at risk

Your personal data is at risk

One of history’s largest data breaches has put your personal data at risk.

How avoid being tracked online

How to stop being tracked online

How avoid being tracked online

There are ways to throw off the technology tracking your online activity.

Major bank’s massive data leak

Massive data leak exposes the details of countless customers

Major bank’s massive data leak

Massive data breach exposes sensitive medical details of bank customers.

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Christmas is a time when online cybercriminals work their hardest.

Turn on two-factor authorisation

Turn on two-factor authorisation

Turn on two-factor authorisation

Keep your account secure from hackers with two-factor authorisation.

Airlines reel after data hacks

Airline reels after data breach

Airlines reel after data hacks

An international data leak will affect around 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers.

Reveal your password or face jail

Reveal your password or face jail

Reveal your password or face jail

Proposed new law aims to crack down on online criminal activity.

Facebook accounts hacked

Facebook accounts hacked

Facebook accounts hacked

The details of 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked last month.

Strange airport security protocols

Strange airport security protocols

Strange airport security protocols

Some airports have strange security rules …

Companies should pay for your data

Companies should pay for your data

Companies should pay for your data

PM announces push to make companies pay for mining your data.

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition technology is taking over, but is there anything to fear?

Airports failing older flyers

Airports failing older flyers

Airports failing older flyers

Australian airports called out for neglecting the needs of older flyers.

Are you being watched in the air?

Are spies tracking you when you fly?

Are you being watched in the air?

Just because you are not on a watch list, doesn’t mean you’re not being watched.

Protect your home while you travel

Protect your home while you travel

Protect your home while you travel

When going on holiday, protecting your home is important for your peace of mind.

Data sharers ‘to get better deals’

ACCC wants Aussies to share data for their own benefit

Data sharers ‘to get better deals’

Personal data portability will help Aussies get better deals, says ACCC

Your data is not safe: ADHA

ADHA admits My Health Record information may not be safe

Your data is not safe: ADHA

Experts agree that your My Health Record information may not be safe.

Facial recognition privacy concerns

Facial recognition privacy concerns

Facial recognition privacy concerns

A new technology is raising privacy concerns in Australia and all over the world.

Pilot wrongly reports hijacking

Pilot wrongly reports hijacking

Pilot wrongly reports hijacking

What happens when a pilot accidentally reports a hijacking?

New baggage rules

New baggage rules

New baggage rules

As of 30 June, new baggage rules came into effect at all Australian airports.

Clearing your browser history

Clearing your browser history

Clearing your browser history

Increase your privacy and keep your data secure by clearing your browser history and cache.

Here’s how to stay safe at home

Here’s how to stay safe at home

Here’s how to stay safe at home

If you’re concerned about rising crime rates, follow these home-safety guidelines.

Scam costing Australians thousands

Scam costing Australians thousands

Scam costing Australians thousands

This clever scam has already stolen millions from unsuspecting Americans and is now targeting Australians ...

How to create the perfect password

Combination lock on safe perfect password

How to create the perfect password

There's a poetic way to create a secure password that’s easy to remember.

How to avoid identity theft

identity theft concept image credit cards lock keyboard

How to avoid identity theft

Tips to protect you from having your identity stolen when abroad.

Stress-free check-in checklists

Stress-free check-in checklists

Stress-free check-in checklists

Our stress-free check-in checklists will help you painlessly pass airport obstacles.

Are your savings at risk?

CBA now scrambles to tell customers of huge data loss

Are your savings at risk?

CommBank admits to losing data of around 20 million customer accounts.

Hidden cameras in hotel rooms

Hidden cameras in hotel rooms

Hidden cameras in hotel rooms

Is there a hidden camera in your hotel room? Here’s how to find out.

Do not click these links

Do not click these links

Do not click these links

Recognising which emails you receive are spam has become harder than ever in recent years.

Over 65s the target of clever scam

ACCC warns older Australians of fake billing scams

Over 65s the target of clever scam

ACCC warns of cleverly disguised scammers demanding payments.

How to stop Google tracking you

How to stop Google tracking you

How to stop Google tracking you

Google is currently tracking your physical location and all of your search history.

Did Facebook record your calls?

Did Facebook record your conversations?

Did Facebook record your calls?

Facebook has been keeping records of your smartphone activity for years.

Home security tips for travellers

Home security tips for travellers

Home security tips for travellers

Handy home security tips for anyone leaving their house for a holiday.

Gadgets to make travel safer

Gadgets to make travel safer

Gadgets to make travel safer

Being mugged or ripped off can turn any dream holiday into your worst nightmare.

Glitch exposes your medical data

Glitch exposes your medical data

Glitch exposes your medical data

A medical software flaw has potentially exposed your medical information to hackers.

Facebook data breach hits millions

Facebook data breach hits millions

Facebook data breach hits millions

Alleged data breach affecting 50 million people the largest in Facebook’s history.

Can Centrelink scan your bankcard?

Can Centrelink scan your bankcard?

Can Centrelink scan your bankcard?

Ellie fears security breach after her bankcard was copied.

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

To avoid future data breaches, Government wants patients to show ID.

How secure is your smartphone?

How secure is your smartphone?

How secure is your smartphone?

Jennifer is worried about the security of fingerprint and facial ID technologies.

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

The most important and effective way to protect your computer.

How many guns get through airport?

How many guns get through airport?

How many guns get through airport?

You’ll be shocked at how many people try to get guns through US airport security.

Protecting your Paywave

Protecting your Paywave

Protecting your Paywave

Will an RFID skimguard save your savings, or are they a waste of money?

Refund ready for scam victims

Refund ready for scam victims

Refund ready for scam victims

The ACCC is urging scam victims to act quickly to get their money back.

Audit slams AEC for 2016 ballot

Audit slams AEC for 2016 ballot

Audit slams AEC for 2016 ballot

An audit has slammed the AEC over its handling of the 2016 Federal Election.

Security concerns over PayPal breach

Security concerns over PayPal breach

Security concerns over PayPal breach

PayPal has been left red-faced after it was forced to admit a massive data breach.

Medicare deception revealed

Medicare deception revealed

Medicare deception revealed

New investigation reveals DHS knew private Medicare details were for sale.

How mobile banking steals from you

How mobile banking steals from you

How mobile banking steals from you

So, you want to bank using your smartphone?

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Police are warning Australians of a sneaky phone scams.

The future of travel bag security

The future of travel bag security

The future of travel bag security

This travel bag padlock is the answer to making your bag contents secure and trackable.

Travel bag next big thing

Travel bag next big thing

Travel bag next big thing

This travel bag padlock is the answer to making your bag contents secure and trackable.

How your iPhone could save your life

How your iPhone could save your life

How your iPhone could save your life

With a few taps, your iPhone could get you out of danger or save your ...

Beware of thieves on planes

Beware of sneaky baggage burglars onboard your next flight

Beware of thieves on planes

Were you aware that thieves operated onboard airplanes?

Is it safe to use public wifi?

free wifi

Is it safe to use public wifi?

People don’t realise the danger they face when using public wifi.

Protect your internet connection

hacker

Protect your internet connection

A secure internet connection projects your device and software from being hacked.

Time to rethink your password

strong password

Time to rethink your password

Experts abandon old advice and recommend a new tip to keep your data safe.

Top three online scams revealed

Top three online scams revealed

Top three online scams revealed

The ACCC has revealed its list of tricks most likely to catch unwary Aussies.

Preparing for your digital death

Preparing for your digital death

Preparing for your digital death

Australians are unprepared for death when it comes to their digital assets.

Don’t charge your phone in public

charging station

Don’t charge your phone in public

Have you ever charged your device using a public USB port?

Safeguarding your online security

paying online

Safeguarding your online security

Follow these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information.

Rip up your old boarding passes

boarding pass

Rip up your old boarding passes

You’ll be amazed at what information can be gleaned from your expired boarding pass.

How to search for safe, free software

free software

How to search for safe, free software

The web is full of choices, but how do you know what is safe and ...

Don’t fall for this convincing scam

Don’t fall for this convincing scam

Don’t fall for this convincing scam

ANZ Bank customers are being urged not to fall for new convincing scam.

How safe is your luggage?

luggage lock

How safe is your luggage?

You’ll be amazed at how easily thieves can break into your luggage.

Is a private browser really private?

guy incognito

Is a private browser really private?

Do you use ‘incognito’ mode? It might not hide as much as you think!

How to block private numbers

unknown number

How to block private numbers

Nuisance calls are on the rise, but there are ways to stop them getting through.

Are your email contents safe?

email privacy

Are your email contents safe?

Companies are increasingly prying into your private communications.

Pensioners targeted in iTunes scam

74-year-old woman fleeced $46,000 in iTunes gift card scam

Pensioners targeted in iTunes scam

A 74-year-old woman was fleeced of $46,000 in an iTunes gift card scam.

Apple warns users of security flaw

Apple warns of security flaw that could give hackers control of your device

Apple warns users of security flaw

Apple warns iOS users of security flaw that could give hackers control of their device.

Keep your Facebook account secure

Keep your Facebook account secure

Keep your Facebook account secure

Follow our helpful hints on how to keep your Facebook account secure.

Medicare scare prompts review

Medicare scare prompts review

Medicare scare prompts review

The Government launches an independent review into Medicare accessibility.

Are your Medicare details for sale?

Are your Medicare details for sale?

Are your Medicare details for sale?

A popular site for illegal products offers Medicare details for $30.

Inside a scammer’s bag of tricks

How phishing scammers con their way to your ID

Inside a scammer’s bag of tricks

Older Australians have this year been stung to the tune of $113,000.

Fingerprints to replace passports

Fingerprints are replacing your boarding pass and passport

Fingerprints to replace passports

Boarding passes and passports may soon be a thing of the past.

What is at risk in your house?

smart tv

What is at risk in your house?

Smart TVs, your car, if it is connected to the internet it needs protecting.

Stash and go

Bra stash for storing valuables

Stash and go

We do believe this is one of the cleverest travel gadgets around.

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus – free vs paid

Antivirus software is a necessity for staying safe online, but is the price tag as ...

How to wipe your smartphone

How to wipe your iPhone, iPad or Android before selling it

How to wipe your smartphone

Find out how to protect your privacy and wipe your data before selling your smartphone ...

Is your credit card being scammed?

A pickpocket steals a wallet do you know if your credit card is being scammed

Is your credit card being scammed?

Here’s how to spot the warning signs of a credit card scam.

I’ve been hacked. What now?

Hacked

I’ve been hacked. What now?

What should you do if you discover that you’ve been hacked?

How to tackle internet trolls

Internet Troll

How to tackle internet trolls

Trolls belong under bridges, here’s how to put them back in their place.

Five tips to protect online privacy

Five tips to protect online privacy

Five tips to protect online privacy

We all take the internet and social media for granted, but, unfortunately, so do cyber ...

Global cyberattack hits 200,000

Global cyberattack hits 200,000

Global cyberattack hits 200,000

An unprecedented cyberattack over the weekend has affected more than 200,000 computers.

Is banking on my phone safe?

Person uses their phone and an atm is phone banking a safe option

Is banking on my phone safe?

Being able to bank on the move seems great, but how safe is it?

How easily can your phone be hacked?

Phone on a dark background susceptible to hacking and password guessing

How easily can your phone be hacked?

New research shows that computer scientists can guess your PIN with 70 per cent accuracy.

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is saving passwords in browser safe

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is the convenience worth the potential risk?

Security exploits hit Windows users

Security exploits hit Windows users

Security exploits hit Windows users

A number of Windows security vulnerabilities were revealed online last.

The Little Black Book of Scams

The little black book of scams

The Little Black Book of Scams

The ACCC has released a handy weapon to help you become more scam savvy.

Trump wants digital strip searches

Trump’s extreme vetting now includes digital strip searches

Trump wants digital strip searches

The contents of your smartphone could be examined when you enter the US.

Home security on a budget

A budget fake security camera is an inexpensive way to deter thieves

Home security on a budget

Secure your house for a fraction of the price with these tips and tricks.

Is your Facebook being hacked?

lego man hacking through facebook brick wall

Is your Facebook being hacked?

If you’re worried someone else has access to your Facebook, try this.

Ensure that your phone is virus free

Woman using her smartphone is surprised by a virus is your phone safe

Ensure that your phone is virus free

There is only one way to ensure that your smartphone is virus free.

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Leaked documents reveal that the CIA is able to hack any Apple iPhone or Android ...

Do maids go through your stuff?

hotel maid cleaning a room

Do maids go through your stuff?

Overall, hotel staff are quite honest, but there are some criminal-minded maids about.

Online travel scams to avoid

Four nasty online travel scams to avoid

Online travel scams to avoid

Don’t be taken in by these nasty online travel scams.

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Australian smartphone and tablet users need to more vigilant.

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

Do you use one of the 25 worst passwords of 2016?

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

Password security firm, Keeper, has released its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2016.

How to protect your digital life

Padlock sitting on white computer keyboard

How to protect your digital life

Worried about your online safety? Learn how to protect your digital life.

Cybercrime now running rampant

Australians can “officially worry” about cybercrime

Cybercrime now running rampant

Australia is ill prepared to protect its citizens from increasing cyber threats.

Cybercriminals target over 55s

New research: cybercriminals target over 55s

Cybercriminals target over 55s

The over 55 age group are the most attractive targets for cybercriminals.

Is the US Govt reading your emails?

Why is the US Government reading your emails?

Is the US Govt reading your emails?

The emails of 280 million people worldwide are being scanned by the US Government.

World’s most dangerous countries

Map with pin of dangerous country to visit

World’s most dangerous countries

Discover the world’s safest and most dangerous countries.

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Hand on ATM keypad wary of credit card skimmer

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.

Digital security tips for travellers

How to protect yourself from cybercrime when you travel

Digital security tips for travellers

Five digital security tips to help protect you from cybercrime when you travel.

Don’t be conned by Census scam

Scammers are using the Census to fleece people of their details

Don’t be conned by Census scam

Scammers are using the Census to swindle unsuspecting Aussies of their information.

Census reboot: is it safe yet?

Census reboot: is it safe yet?

Census reboot: is it safe yet?

The Census website is back up and running but is it actually safe?

Census farce no laughing matter

ABS claims a malicious hack responsible for Census site outage

Census farce no laughing matter

ABS confirms that the Census website was hacked last night.

200 million accounts compromised

200 million Yahoo accounts up for sale

200 million accounts compromised

The stolen records of 200 million email accounts are now for sale online.

Is your private data being sold?

Credit company under fire for allegedly selling private information

Is your private data being sold?

Credit reporting agency Veda is being criticised for allegedly selling private data.

Choosing the right travel cover for you

How to choose the right travel insurance for you

Choosing the right travel cover for you

Here’s how to choose the right travel insurance for you, so you can spend more ...

Cyber militia to fight cybercrime

Experts call on governments to set up ‘cyber militias’ to fight cybercrime

Cyber militia to fight cybercrime

Should the Government enlist the help of cyber-savvy civilians to help fight cybercrime?

Is the password dead?

Businessman unlocked phone fingerprint

Is the password dead?

Google is testing new alternatives to passwords and hopes to kill them off by the ...

App of the month: May 2016

Close up mans hands holding smartphone with lock symbol

App of the month: May 2016

When it comes to hacking, smartphones are ripe for the picking. Here’s how to protect ...

Grandma conned in fake ATO scam

Fake ATO scam: Melbourne grandmother scammed of $5000

Grandma conned in fake ATO scam

A Melbourne grandmother is the victim of a $5000 ATO scam involving iTunes gift cards.

iPhone and iPad security vulnerability

Iphone and ipad security passcode tips

iPhone and iPad security vulnerability

Bill recently emailed to warn us of a security vulnerability of iPhones and iPads.

How to use ‘Find My iPhone’

laptop computer and a mobile phone with the find my iphone app on screen

How to use ‘Find My iPhone’

Discover how to use Apple’s handy ‘Find My iPhone’ feature to track your missing device.

How to stop Centrelink tracking you

How to stop Centrelink tracking you on social media

How to stop Centrelink tracking you

Drew explains how to boost your privacy settings on social media.

The worst passwords of 2015

SplashData has revealed its 2015 list of the worst passwords

The worst passwords of 2015

SplashData has released its annual ‘Worst Passwords List’ for 2015.

What to do if you lose your passport

What to do if you lose your passport

What to do if you lose your passport

Find out how to deal with a lost or stolen passport.

Six scams to watch out for in 2016

Hacker sits behind a computer running scams

Six scams to watch out for in 2016

Keep an eye out for the latest scams to stay safe.

Worker fired for screening Ms Bishop

Airport security worker reprimanded for screening Julie Bishop

Worker fired for screening Ms Bishop

An airport security worker lost her job after conducting a security check on Julie Bishop.

Cybercrime affects one in four

Cybercrime affects one in four

Cybercrime affects one in four

One in four Australians now claim to be the victim of identity theft or fraud.

12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

A 12-year-old boy is on the AFP’s counter-terrorism watchlist.

Is Windows 10 spying on you?

Is Windows 10 spying on you?

Is Windows 10 spying on you?

Windows 10 is recording every single key you press on your computer.

Be protected when using public wifi

Be protected when using public wifi

Be protected when using public wifi

Protect your data when using public wifi with these internet security suggestions.

Top five smart home products

Top five smart home products

Top five smart home products

Would you consider using any of these futuristic products?

Never again forget your passwords

Never again forget your passwords

Never again forget your passwords

LastPass remembers your passwords so that you can focus on other things.

Worldwide phone SIM card hack

Worldwide phone SIM card hack

Worldwide phone SIM card hack

Encryption keys, allowing access to millions of phones worldwide, have been stolen.

Ten best security websites

Ten best security websites

Ten best security websites

Drew shares the ten best security websites to help you stay safe online.

Avoiding identity theft

Avoiding identity theft

Avoiding identity theft

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

Bishop burqa ban backflip

Bishop burqa ban backflip

Bishop burqa ban backflip

The controversial ban on the burqa in Parliament House has been reversed by Speaker Bronwyn ...

Parliamentary burqa ban

Parliamentary burqa ban

Parliamentary burqa ban

Within a week, ASIO may ban people from wearing a burqa into Parliament House.

Security for your passwords

Security for your passwords

Security for your passwords

Creating and remembering secure passwords may be a thing of the past.

Phone hacking trial heats up

Phone hacking trial heats up

Phone hacking trial heats up

A former News of the World employee has admitted to intercepting voice messages.

What is cloud computing?

What is cloud computing?

What is cloud computing?

Tech expert Drew Patchell explains what cloud computing is and how it can help you.

Top 10 most popular passwords

Top 10 most popular passwords

Top 10 most popular passwords

Is your password one of the most common?

Facebook Trusted Contacts

Facebook Trusted Contacts

Facebook Trusted Contacts

‘Trusted Contacts’ will allow for fast Facebook account recovery.

Increased Outlook security

Increased Outlook security

Increased Outlook security

Drew explains how to setup Outlook’s new ‘must use’ security feature.

Best internet browsers

Best internet browsers

Best internet browsers

Drew explains why you should consider changing browsers.

Sign no more

Sign no more

Sign no more

Visa has announced that, from 1 April 2013, all Visa card transactions will need to ...

Keep your smartphone secure

Keeping your smartphone secure

Keep your smartphone secure

Drew explains how to adapt to modern technology and stay safe on your new smartphone ...

Is eHealth for you?

Is eHealth for you?

Is eHealth for you?

What will eHealth mean for your personal medical information?

6.5 million LinkedIn Passwords hacked

6.5 million LinkedIn Passwords hacked

6.5 million LinkedIn Passwords hacked

A Russian forum user yesterday claimed to have hacked LinkedIn.

Security issues a major concern

Security issues a major concern

Security issues a major concern

Cybercrime figures are at an all time high and still growing

Telstra owned website hacked

Telstra owned website hacked

Telstra owned website hacked

35,000 Telstra customers' personal information has been stolen

Never use the same password twice

Never use the same password twice

Never use the same password twice

We are all guilty of reusing passwords. So why is it dangerous?

Telstra bungle exposes private information of 60,000 customers

Telstra, Privacy Breach, Security, Technology, Australia, Bundle Search, Bigpond, Internet, Phone, Home

Telstra bungle exposes private information of 60,000 customers

The usernames, passwords, home addresses and full names of 60,000 Telstra bundle customers have ...

What scams look like

What scams look like, Email, Spam, Account, Australia, Seniors, Security

What scams look like

While critical in providing an instant window of communication to the world, a downside to having an email account is the veritable flood of spam emails you receive which promise you the world and delivering worse than nothing. Thankfully as people begin to understand more ...

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