Safety Online

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!

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.

Top Stories

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  1. Cyber militia to fight cybercrime
  1. 425 million user accounts hacked
  1. The worst passwords of 2015
  1. Human Services subsidy scam

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.

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.

Viruses & Antivirus

The attack on Mac

Malware threats and viruses targeting Apple Mac computers are at an all-time high.

Are you protected?

Antivirus – free vs paid

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

Is it worth it?

Is your antivirus tracking you?

From 15 October, a popular antivirus company will start selling users’ data to third parties.

Is this legal?


Quick ways to spot a scam

What are the five things to look for that simply scream ‘scam’?

Be scam savvy

Beware this ‘big four’ bank scam

A sophisticated ‘phishing’ scam is taking Australians hook, line and sinker.

Stay safe from scams

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.

Spotting scams

Secure Access

Top tech habits you should break

Breaking these few bad tech habits will help keep you safe online.

Tech tips

iPhone and iPad security vulnerability

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

Protect your details

Five tips to protect online privacy

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

Stay safe online

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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