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!

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Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

How to delete a saved password

How to delete a saved password

How to delete a saved password

Explained: how to remove a saved password from your web browser.

Never get lazy with your data

Never get lazy with your data

Never get lazy with your data

Jump in data breaches means it’s vital you follow this advice.

How to fight online identity theft

How to fight online identity theft

How to fight online identity theft

Online identity theft can be devastating. Here’s how to stay safe.

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 this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

Beware fake bills

Scammers pocketing $4.3m a month

People aged 45 to 64 most at risk, ACCC warns.

The warning signs

Telstra scam disconnection threat

Scammers claim to be from Telstra and threaten to disconnect your phone services.

Beware scam

Secure Access

How to stop Google tracking you

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

Act now

How to stop being tracked online

You are being tracked online. So, here’s how to avoid it.

Stay stealthy

1.4 billion user records hacked

Data breaches involving 1.4 billion records have been aggregated by cyber criminals.

Are you safe?

Identity Theft

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?

Is saving passwords in browser safe?

Is the convenience worth the potential risk?

Ryan explains

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