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!

1.9 billion email accounts for sale

1.9 billion email accounts for sale

1.9 billion email accounts for sale

New research reveals 1.9 billion email account details are available for purchase online.

Top Stories

  1. How to update your software
  1. Are you being ‘catfished’?
  1. How to turn off your spying tech
  1. Is PayPal safe?
  1. Inside a scammer’s bag of tricks

Are dating apps safe?

Are dating apps safe?

Are dating apps safe?

Analysis of dating apps has shown that many of them leak data.

Time to rethink your password

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Time to rethink your password

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

Don’t charge your phone in public

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Don’t charge your phone in public

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

Safeguarding your online security

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Safeguarding your online security

Follow these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information.

Viruses & Antivirus

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?

How does your device get a virus?

Find out how they can become infected so you can stay one step ahead.

Beat the hackers

Scams

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Police are warning Australians of a sneaky phone scams.

Smart-phonies

Top three online scams revealed

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

Scam alert

Never give scammers iTunes cards

If you are ever asked to provide an iTunes card as payment, it is a scam.

Don’t get caught out

Secure Access

Is a private browser really private?

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

Hide and seek

Are your email contents safe?

Companies are increasingly prying into your private communications.

Protect yourself

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

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is the convenience worth the potential risk?

Ryan explains

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.

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