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 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?

Top Stories

  1. Are dating apps safe?
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  1. Safeguarding your online security

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

The ACCC warns people to be careful who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day.

Why you need a VPN

Why you need a VPN

Why you need a VPN

VPNs for beginners: how having one can keep you safer online

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.

Security concerns over PayPal breach

Security concerns over PayPal breach

Security concerns over PayPal breach

PayPal has been left red-faced after it was forced to admit a massive data breach.

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

Don’t fall for Valentine’s Day scam

The ACCC warns people to be careful who they ‘friend’ online this Valentine’s Day.

Love rats

How to identify a scam email

Learning how to tell the difference between legitimate emails and scams could prevent you from being targeted.

Stay one step ahead

Phone scammers getting sneakier

Police are warning Australians of a sneaky phone scams.

Smart-phonies

Secure Access

1.4 billion user records hacked

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

Are you safe?

Is a private browser really private?

Do you use ‘incognito’ mode? It might not hide as much as you think!

Hide and seek

Are your email contents safe?

Companies are increasingly prying into your private communications.

Protect yourself

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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