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!

Don’t get spied on when travelling

Five tips for not getting spied on when travelling

Don’t get spied on when travelling

As much as we may like to think our phones and laptops are secure, they ...

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Hackers are now targeting councils

Hackers are now targeting councils and governments

Hackers are now targeting councils

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems ...

What is ‘juice jacking’?

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What is ‘juice jacking’?

It’s an old trick with a new name, and it can ruin your holiday.

Ham scammers should be very afraid

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Ham scammers should be very afraid

Inspectors are out in force to ensure you’re getting every gram you’re paying for.

Google allegedly misled consumers

Google faces court action for allegedly misleading consumers

Google allegedly misled consumers

The ACCC has alleged Google engaged in misleading conduct about personal location data.

Viruses & Antivirus

Security flaw exposes ASUS computers

Kaspersky exposed a security flaw targeting the world’s fifth largest computer company.

Security issues

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 ...

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Scams

Warning on COVID-19 scams

Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus.

Sick scams

Convincing ‘MyGov’ scam

A very convincing scam that appears to be from MyGov is catching out unsuspecting Australians.

SMS scam

Avoid credit card fraud

In the eyes of scammers and thieves, credit cards are the holy grail. Here’s what you should know to avoid becoming the next victim.

Be suspicious

Secure Access

Facial recognition concerns

Concerns abound about the scope and safeguards surrounding facial recognition.

Facial farce

Spyware apps could violate laws

Readily available consumer spyware products potentially violate a range of Australian laws.

Privacy worry

Best password managers of 2019

We’ve found five of the best password managers to help you keep your digital world secure.

Perfect passwords

Identity Theft

Avoid credit card fraud

In the eyes of scammers and thieves, credit cards are the holy grail. Here’s what you should know to avoid becoming the next victim.

Be suspicious

Retirement savings under attack

The complexity of Australia’s super system could provide fertile ground for hackers to steal your savings and your identity.

Are your savings safe?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.

Are you at risk?

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