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 protect your digital life

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How to protect your digital life

Worried about your online safety? Learn how to protect your digital life.

Top Stories

  1. Are your devices spying on you?
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  1. 200 million accounts compromised

How to spot a fake email

Fake emails explained

How to spot a fake email

Drew explains how you can protect yourself from email scams.

Cybercrime now running rampant

Australians can “officially worry” about cybercrime

Cybercrime now running rampant

Australia is ill prepared to protect its citizens from increasing cyber threats.

Smartphone virus hits millions

Over 1 million Google accounts compromised by smartphone virus

Smartphone virus hits millions

After biggest breach on record, Google account holders warned to be on guard.

Call centres are selling your data

Overseas call centres are selling your private data

Call centres are selling your data

When will Australian businesses accept their responsibilities?

Viruses & Antivirus

Top three free antivirus programs

These free antivirus programs will protect your computer, without costing you anything.

Three for free

The attack on Mac

Malware threats and viruses targeting Apple Mac computers are at an all-time high.

Are you protected?

Antivirus – free vs paid

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

Is it worth it?


Aussies conned by Xmas parcel scam

Fake parcel delivery scams are catching many Australians off guard.

Stay scam safe

Quick ways to spot a scam

What are the five things to look for that simply scream ‘scam’?

Be scam savvy

Beware this ‘big four’ bank scam

A sophisticated ‘phishing’ scam is taking Australians hook, line and sinker.

Stay safe from scams

Secure Access

Top tech habits you should break

Breaking these few bad tech habits will help keep you safe online.

Tech tips

iPhone and iPad security vulnerability

Bill recently emailed to warn us of a security vulnerability of iPhones and iPads.

Protect your details

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

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.

Find help

Is your smartphone being tracked?

New spy software could allow your partner to record all your smartphone activity.

Are you being tracked?

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