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!

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

What’s at risk in hospital hackings?

New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.

Top Stories

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Are airlines tracking you?

Are airlines tracking you to inflate prices?

Are airlines tracking you?

Are airlines that promise us the cheapest rates using our data to inflate ticket prices? ...

Should I use Apple Pay?

Should I use Apple Pay?

Should I use Apple Pay?

Paul is receiving prompts to use payment apps, but are they safe?

Are you too smart to be scammed?

Are you too smart to be scammed?

Are you too smart to be scammed?

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, according to the ...

The scam catching older Aussies

The scam catching older Aussies

The scam catching older Aussies

Australians, and particularly older Australians, are losing more money to NBN scams.

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

Are you too smart to be scammed?

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, according to the ACCC.

Are you scam smart?

How criminals steal your identity

Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year.

Protect your identity

Hackers trying to steal holidays

Here’s how hackers try to steal your holiday.

Holiday hackers

Secure Access

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

Google plans to kill the password

The latest update from Google spells the end of the ‘password’ over the next decade.

Is your password safe?

Identity Theft

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?

How criminals steal your identity

Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year.

Protect your identity

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