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!

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 ...

Top Stories

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  1. I’ve been hacked. What now?
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  1. Global cyberattack hits 200,000

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?

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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.

What is at risk in your house?

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What is at risk in your house?

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

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

ACCC warns of investment scams

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

Be on full alert

Beware of tax scam emails and SMS

It’s time to be prepared for the influx of scam ATO emails, phone calls and text messages.

Don't get caught out

ASIC warns of new trust fund scam

ASIC urges public to be wary of cold callers threatening access to their funds.

Don’t be conned

Secure Access

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

How easily can your phone be hacked?

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

Time to change your PIN

Is your Facebook being hacked?

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

Secure your profile

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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