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!

Your personal data is at risk

Massive data breach puts your personal data at risk

Your personal data is at risk

One of history’s largest data breaches has put your personal data at risk.

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Beware these holiday season scams

Beware these holiday season scams

Beware these holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.

Major bank’s massive data leak

Massive data leak exposes the details of countless customers

Major bank’s massive data leak

Massive data breach exposes sensitive medical details of bank customers.

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Shopping safely online this Xmas

Christmas is a time when online cybercriminals work their hardest.

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?

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

Beware these holiday season scams

Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.

Shopping scams

How to … banish telemarketers

Annoying, unsolicited phone calls can be stopped. Here’s how.

Spot the rot

Be wary of fake celebrity scams

People are increasingly being caught out by celebrity endorsement scams.

Be wary of celebs

Secure Access

How avoid being tracked online

There are ways to throw off the technology tracking your online activity.

Cover your tracks

New email scam extorting victims

A new email scam that attempts to extort $1400 from victims is making the rounds.

Don’t fall for this scam

How to stop Google tracking you

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

Act now

Identity Theft

Facebook accounts hacked

The details of 50 million Facebook accounts were hacked last month.

Facebook hacking

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?

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