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!

Ensure that your phone is virus free

Woman using her smartphone is surprised by a virus is your phone safe

Ensure that your phone is virus free

There is only one way to ensure that your smartphone is virus free.

Top Stories

  1. How to protect your digital life
  1. How to spot a fake email
  1. Cybercrime now running rampant
  1. Smartphone virus hits millions
  1. Call centres are selling your data

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Leaked documents reveal that the CIA is able to hack any Apple iPhone or Android ...

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Australian smartphone and tablet users need to more vigilant.

Email scam hits Qantas customers

Email scam hits Qantas customers

Email scam hits Qantas customers

Qantas customers are the latest targets of a “sophisticated” email scam.

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

Do you use one of the 25 worst passwords of 2016?

The 25 worst passwords of 2016

Password security firm, Keeper, has released its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2016.

Viruses & Antivirus

How does your device get a virus?

Find out how they can become infected so you can stay one step ahead.

Beat the hackers

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?

Scams

Human Services email scam

How can Catherine tell if a Human Services email is a scam?

Don't get caught out

Online travel scams to avoid

Don’t be taken in by these nasty online travel scams.

Click with caution

Aussies conned by Xmas parcel scam

Fake parcel delivery scams are catching many Australians off guard.

Stay scam safe

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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