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!

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.

Top Stories

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  1. Security concerns over PayPal breach
  1. Are dating apps safe?
  1. 1.9 billion email accounts for sale
  1. Time to rethink your password

Saying no to Facebook’s new feature

Saying no to Facebook’s new feature

Saying no to Facebook’s new feature

Greg wants to know how to disable the new compulsory Facebook feature.

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

How to blur your house on Google

Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?

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.

Why you need a VPN

Why you need a VPN

Why you need a VPN

VPNs for beginners: how having one can keep you safer online

Viruses & Antivirus

How do firewalls prevent viruses?

The most important and effective way to protect your computer.

Don’t get burned

Spyware

Spyware is software or hardware installed on a computer without the user's knowledge. It gathers information about that user for later retrieval by whoever controls the spyware. Spyware employs a user's Internet connection in the background without their knowledge. Spyware is a threat that many common anti-virus applications ...

Find out more

Antivirus – free vs paid

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

Is it worth it?

Scams

Do not click these links

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

Take action

Do not click these links

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

Take action

Why scammers target the elderly

The surprising reasons why the elderly are more likely to fall victim to scammers.

Seniors stung hard

Secure Access

How to stop Google tracking you

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

Act now

How to stop being tracked online

You are being tracked online. So, here’s how to avoid it.

Stay stealthy

1.4 billion user records hacked

Data breaches involving 1.4 billion records have been aggregated by cyber criminals.

Are you safe?

Identity Theft

The dangers of public wifi

Cyber criminals are now actively targeting public wifi users to steal and sell their information.

Are you safe?

Security concerns over PayPal breach

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

Are you at risk?

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is the convenience worth the potential risk?

Ryan explains

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