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!

How to update your software

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How to update your software

Keeping your software up to date is crucial. Here’s our ‘how-to guide’.

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Are you being ‘catfished’?

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Are you being ‘catfished’?

Even the best of us can get it wrong – how to tell if you’re ...

How to turn off your spying tech

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How to turn off your spying tech

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

Is PayPal safe?


Is PayPal safe?

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

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.

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


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

NBN scam targeting older Australians

Older Australians are the victims of NBN impersonators stealing their money and info.

Don’t be duped!

ACCC warns of investment scams

Australians have reported losing over $13 million to investment scams.

Be on full alert

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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